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According to new numbers from the CDC, women in rural areas—on average—have sexual intercourse slightly earlier than their urban counterparts. They also tend—again, on average—to have more children. Well, there are a lot of country songs about the good times down by the river in the moonlight.
In its signature
dictatorship[REDACTED] authoritarian preference of democratic governing style, the Trump administration has reportedly banned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using seven words in their budget documents. The words are: “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,”…
Just one day late for National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that HIV positive people whose virus is suppressed by antiretroviral therapy “have effectively no risk of sexually transmitting the virus to an HIV-negative partner.” Evidence of this has been…
Today, in depressing statistics: A mere 43 percent of American teens are getting their full three doses of the HPV vaccine.
Fifty-five percent of women homicide victims were killed in situations related to intimate partner violence (IPV), according to recently published study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study surveyed 10,018 murdered women aged 18 years and over in 18 states from 2003–2014.
According to a new report from the CDC, the teen birth rate in the US has dropped 9 percent compared to last year, which is a record low.
Women in their 30s have eclipsed younger women in the babymaking department for the first time in decades. And despite the fact that if you’re over 35, you have to spend the entire pregnancy dubbed “geriatric,” no less.
I’d rather give you the bad news before the good news (because part of the reason the bad news stays bad is it’s presented as an afterthought), but you need the good news to put the bad news in perspective so: New HIV infections in the U.S. dropped 18 percent between 2008 and 2014 (from about 45,700 to 37,600) …
America’s teen birth rate has been dropping for several years now. However, new CDC numbers suggest it’s not dropping as fast in rural areas.
Well, the big government party poopers are at it again. First the FDA won’t let us eat raw cookie dough; now the CDC says not to kiss chickens. Is there anything we are still allowed to do?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that a man in Maryland contracted Zika while abroad, showed no symptoms, and subsequently infected his partner during unprotected sex. This is the first case of infection where the host showed no visible symptoms of the virus.
On Saturday, August 6, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) argued that a woman infected with the Zika virus should not be permitted to get an abortion, even if it’s probable that the child will be afflicted with acute microcephaly.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a really, really specific travel advisory, telling pregnant women to stay away from Miami’s Wynwood Art District, where 14 cases of Zika have been reported. Pregnant women who visited the neighborhood since mid-June are also being advised to get tested for the…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that three women on the U.S. mainland have given birth to infants with Zika-related birth defects. The CDC’s latest report, released today, also said that three other women chose to abort after discovering that their fetuses had brain damage from the virus.
An unnamed researcher at the University of Pittsburgh stuck herself with a needle on May 23 while conducting an experiment in the lab. Nine days later she came down with a fever. She recovered from her symptoms and returned to work, but tests came back confirming she’d contracted Zika.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that 157 pregnant women in the United States and 122 in its territories (predominantly in Puerto Rico) had tested positive for the Zika Virus. Fewer than 12 of these women have had miscarriages or babies born with defects, according to Reuters.
Hot #teen trend: Not getting pregnant.
The CDC and the Obama administration would really, really like Congress to allot some money to fight the Zika virus. Right now. Immediately. Without any further political grandstanding or dicking around.