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Unintended Pregnancies Teenage Mothers
1,086 wordsTeenage pregnancy and out-of-wedlock childbearing were central issues in the debate over welfare reform. They are frequently seen as both the cause of increased welfare costs and caseloads over the last 25 years, and the result of the welfare system itself. Out-of-wedlock births among teenagers have increased dramatically in the last several decades and now account for almost 70 % of all teenage births. Yet, trends in teenage sexual activity and childbearing reflect broader trends in sexual and ...
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Infected With Hiv Living With Hiv
1,825 wordsJust as clearly, experience shows that the right approaches, applied quickly enough with courage and resolve, can and do result in lower national HIV infection rates and less suffering for those affected by the epidemic. Globally, we have learned that if a country acts early enough, a national HIV crisis can be averted. It has also been noted that a country with a very high HIV prevalence rate will often see this rate eventually stabilise, and even decline. This indicates, among other things, th...
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American Cancer Society Survival Rate
1,474 words... boost of treatment to the cancer itself and the area close by. Internal radiotherapy for cancer of the cervix is also known as called 'calcium treatment'. This is because a radioactive element called calcium is the radiation source that is used for the in-patient treatment over a few days. Other radioactive metals can be used, which release radiation more quickly. Treatment can be given in 2 - 5 sessions of a few minutes each. The overall total radiation dose the patient receives will be abo...
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Living With Hiv Infected With Hiv
1,292 words1. 1 Global situation of HIV/AIDS Since the first cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) were reported in 1981, infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has grown to pandemic proportions, resulting in an estimated 65 million infections and 25 million deaths (UNAIDS, CDC, 2006). During 2005 alone, an estimated 2. 8 million persons died from AIDS, 4. 1 million were newly infected with HIV, and 38. 6 million were living with HIV (UNAIDS, 2006). HIV continues to disproportionate...
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Low Birth Weight Teenage Mothers
2,000 wordsEvery day another baby is born. What are the problems that happen to a teenage mother and why? Most babies that are born to teenage mothers are more likely to be born premature and / or suffer low birth weight. There are many problems involved with children having children. First off, there is a higher risk of low birth rate, premature labor, and stillbirth. One major problem is that teenage girls are not fully grown and matured; therefore, when they become pregnant it induces problems not only ...
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Commit Suicide Leading Cause
275 wordsSuicide is the fifth leading cause of death in Canada, with 3709 deaths recorded in 1992. This approximates to around one death every two hours. Of these, men account for 2923 (one death every three hours fifth leading cause) and women account for 786 (one death every ten hours tenth leading cause). Men were more likely to use firearms to commit suicide: 991 of the men compared with only 59 of the women. Source: Statistics Canada Deaths by suicide and self-inflicted injury per 100, 000 aged 15 -...
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Romeo And Juliet Death Instinct
832 wordsSuicide refers to intentional self-inflicted acts that end in death. Derived from the Latin suicidium, which combines the pronoun for self and the verb for to kill, the word suicide was first used in 1651, but self-initiated deaths have occurred throughout history. History tells us many stories of people destroying each other in war. Warriors are heroes of legends. We try to imagine the courage, strength, and wisdom it must take to become a hero, but history also describes how people have died b...
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