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Rate of pregnancy in teens aged 15-19 in 2008, or 67.8 pregnancies per 1,000 women in that age group — a nearly 40-year low, according to a new Guttmacher...

Health: Perils of Pregnancy

There may be nothing more heartbreaking than trying to have a baby and failing--except perhaps finally succeeding and then discovering that there's something...

Medicine: Hidden Pregnancy

Because the risks of certain medications and diagnostic procedures are not fully understood, doctors are especially cautious when treating pregnant women,...

The Law: No Pay for Pregnancy

Six federal courts of appeals had already addressed the question, and all agreed: employers who excluded pregnancy from disability insurance programs violated...

Medicine: Pregnandiol & Pregnancy

Pregnandiol is a female sex hormone, and the amount of it in a woman's urine diminishes markedly toward the end of the monthly cycle—unless pregnancy intervenes...

Obstetrics: Smoking & Pregnancy

Doctors are so accustomed to hearing about bad effects of smoking that the report by four U.S. Navy physicians came as something of a shock. After a study of...

GUATEMALA: Like Pregnancy

On trips to Havana and Rio, hard-dancing Leon Henderson mastered the rumba and the samba. This week the ex-OPA boss was off to Guatemala where he was expected...

Medicine: Flu in Pregnancy

A thousand old wives' tales hold that there is a close connection between a woman's illnesses during pregnancy and the health of her baby, but medical...

Medicine: Smoking During Pregnancy

The U.S. Government plans to persuade 2,000 women to stop smoking. The aim is not simply to encourage abstinence from tobacco, nor will a woman become eligible...

Medicine: New Pregnancy Test

Most laboratory tests for pregnancy work on the same principle: detection of a key hormone, chorionic gonadotrophin, found in the urine of a pregnant woman. A...