Topic: Pregnancy

A Brave, New Conversation About Teen Pregnancy Prevention

May 6, 2015
Positive Pregnancy Test

If we want to reduce teen pregnancy, we have to look beyond the traditional discourses about sex education. We have to look at opportunities and motivations for parenthood.

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Many Pregnant Teens Use Alcohol and Drugs, Study Finds

Feb. 17, 2015
Assistant Professor Christopher Salas-Wright

New research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests that many teenagers, especially younger teens, may not be getting the message about the risks of using alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy but that having involved parents and being engaged academically can help.

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Lack of Key Enzyme in the Metabolism of Folic Acid Leads to Birth Defects

Jan. 17, 2013

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that the lack of a critical enzyme in the folic acid metabolic pathway leads to neural tube birth defects in developing embryos.

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The pregnancy twofer

May 7, 2012
The pregnancy twofer

Maternal health epidemiologist Michele Forman explains how healthier habits during pregnancy can improve the lives of mother and child.

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The science of prenatal vitamins

May 7, 2012
The science of prenatal vitamins

Choosing a prenatal vitamin can be a challenging decision. University researchers weigh in on the science behind prenatal vitamins and supplements.

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