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Teenage pregnancy | Better Health Channel

Teenage pregnancy | Better Health Channel | Miriam Birt Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Fewer young people are giving birth now than in the 1970s. This is most likely because of improvements in sex education, availability of contraception and access to abortion.
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Miriam Birt's comment, May 13, 2012 2:11 AM
this article is very useful to young women who have fallen pregnant unexpectedly. it gives options on abortion, adoption and foster care and also explains parenting. it give statistics on teenage pregnancy in Australia and much more information.
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Teen girls' brains hit harder by booze

Teen girls' brains hit harder by booze | Miriam Birt Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Teen girls' brains hit harder by booze...
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Miriam Birt's comment, May 13, 2012 2:16 AM
this article is important and relevant to what we learnt about in class for this topic. it explains the longer-lasting effect binge drinking has on teenage girls compared to boys. it also shows statistics on teenage binge drinking that help us have an understanding on how common it is.
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Alcohol - teenagers | Better Health Channel

Alcohol or 'booze' is widely used by teenagers. Binge drinking, drink driving and unsafe sex can all result from the misuse of alcohol. Alcohol is responsible for most drug-related deaths in the teenage population.
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After daughter's drinking death, mother tells teens: Look out for each other - msnbc.com

After daughter's drinking death, mother tells teens: Look out for each other - msnbc.com | Miriam Birt Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
After daughter's drinking death, mother tells teens: Look out for each othermsnbc.comDrinking cannot possibly make the process any easier or more successful.
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Talking with kids about sex and safety

Talking with kids about sex and safety | Miriam Birt Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
The latest heath, science, and medical news, healthy living tips and fitness advice and more from Philly.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News.
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Miriam Birt's comment, May 13, 2012 2:14 AM
this article is from a medical professional and it explains how parents need to explain to their teenagers about safe sex and teaches the parents how to bring up the topic. it is useful because it tells parents that it is important to teach their kids the safety in sex.
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Teenage Binge Drinking Effects & Alcohol Risks - Victoria - Youth Central

Alcohol is the most widely used recreational drug in Australia. Because of its popularity, people don't tend to think of it as a drug, or even realise that it can be harmful.
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Miriam Birt's comment, May 13, 2012 2:18 AM
this article is very useful to teenagers who don't fully understand binge drinking because it gives thorough information about what binge drinking is, when to know you've had too much to drink, how to stay in control and the risks of binge drinking. it is exactly the information we learnt about in class.
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Group tackles teen drinking

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Recent statistics show the prevalence of underage drinking in Williamson County.
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