Students at a number of college campuses across the country are reporting increasing student pregnancy and birth rates in recent weeks.
While it’s difficult to determine a definitive cause for the spike in student pregnancy, many believe that the increasing prevalence of teen pregnancy in recent years is related to the rise of online dating, according to Dr. Amy Flanders, professor of pediatrics and maternal and child health at Harvard Medical School.
In an article published on Breitbart News on Thursday, Flanders explained that online dating is often seen as a “safe” option, but that is not the case for many teens.
“Most of us have some form of dating history, and some of us even have a dating history that is just dating.
And that’s why, as a general rule, we do not have enough time for ourselves to date or get married,” she explained.
“It’s a huge risk for teen pregnancy, so I think a lot of our attention has been on teens dating and their lack of time for themselves.”
While online dating has been linked to higher rates of teen pregnancies in the past, Folsons comments indicate that the number of online pregnancy referrals is likely to be higher than that.
While there are currently no data on how many students are using dating apps to meet other people, it is estimated that the total number of users of dating apps in the United States is estimated to be between 2.2 million and 2.5 million.
According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, the average age of a woman who is pregnant or in the third trimester of pregnancy is 25 years old, which is five years older than the average for the general population.
According the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, there are 1.4 million teen births and 1.5 billion abortions in the U.S. Teen pregnancy rates in the country have been steadily rising for several years now, and experts are now concerned that this trend will only continue.
According a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 831,938 teen pregnancies recorded in 2015, with the number growing by 4.2 percent from the previous year.
According an article from Mother Jones, the number in 2016 was a staggering 8,977,854 teen births.
The report notes that the percentage of teen mothers who have been pregnant is also growing, with an estimated 21.5 percent of teens aged 15 to 19 reporting having a pregnancy in 2016, compared to just 13 percent in 2015.
In the last few years, a number a recent viral videos have garnered attention on social media, showing teens engaging in sexual activity and engaging in premarital sex.
As more of the country continues to grapple with a growing number of pregnancies and births, experts are urging parents to stay vigilant and make sure that they are following the proper precautions when visiting with their teen children.
“Parents who are concerned about their teen kids pregnancy should make sure to check with the school, the community, the health department, or their local law enforcement authorities for the most up-to-date information about the situation.
They can also contact their state health department for more information on how to protect their teen’s health,” Flanders said.
“There are a number schools across the U, and we’re seeing some pretty dramatic numbers, particularly in the states where there’s a large population of black teens.
If you live in a community that’s predominately black, there’s been a lot more coverage, and parents of black kids should be aware that they need to be vigilant.”
Flanders stressed that there are many factors that contribute to the increase in teen pregnancy and births.
“I’m not saying that there is anything to fear.
It is a concern.
It’s not necessarily a good thing.
But we need to look at this as a whole,” she added.
While many schools are making efforts to curb the rising teen pregnancy rates, others have stepped up efforts to combat the problem.
In 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services launched the Prevent Teen Pregnancy Campaign, a federal initiative to combat teen pregnancy by encouraging states to enact policies that increase access to safe sex education and contraceptive services for teens.
While this campaign has focused on public health, it has also raised awareness about the issue of teen sexual assault and sexual abuse in schools.
“We want to make sure schools are aware of these things, and it’s important that they’re proactive about preventing sexual assault, because sexual assault happens in schools,” Folsies said.
If a school does not do its part to prevent sexual assault in schools, the federal government has launched the No Trespassing Policy, which states that schools must maintain a “zero tolerance policy against trespassing.”
This policy states that school officials will be able to stop students from entering a school and remove them for up to 30 minutes if they do not comply with the law.
In response to the recent spike in teen pregnancies, the White House has been taking steps to help schools combat