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Pregnancies more common among lesbian, gay, bisexual youths

first_imgReuters 14 May 2015Pregnancies are more common among lesbian, gay, bisexual youths than among their heterosexual counterparts, suggests a new study of New York City high school students.Overall, sexual-minority students who were sexually active were about twice as likely as other students to report becoming pregnant or getting someone pregnant, researchers found.“The message for me is that these populations are often ignored or assumed to not need information or reproductive care or services and they absolutely do,” said Lisa Lindley, the study’s lead author from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.Previous studies had found an increased risk of pregnancies among sexual minority youths, but those data were old and mostly collected for girls only.“I was just curious more than anything to repeat one of the studies that was done to look at teen pregnancy among sexually experienced young people,” Lindley told Reuters Health.For the new study, reported in the American Journal of Public Health, the researchers used data from nearly 10,000 ethnically and racially diverse New York City high school students from 2005, 2007 and 2009. They included only students who reported having sex with a member of the opposite sex.Students were identified as a sexual minority if they identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or had reported sex with someone of the same sex.About 85 percent of female students identified as heterosexual and about 90 percent only had male sexual partners. Of the male students, 96 percent identified as heterosexual and 97 percent only had female sexual partners.About 14 percent of females became pregnant, and about 11 percent of males got someone pregnant.Overall, about 13 percent of heterosexual females and about 14 percent of females who only had male sexual partners had been pregnant, compared to about 23 percent of lesbian or bisexual females and about 20 percent of girls who had male and female sexual partners.About 10 percent of heterosexual males and those who only had female sexual partners experienced a pregnancy, compared to about 29 percent of gay or bisexual males and about 38 percent of males with female and male sexual partners.“What really accounted for most of the risk for the girls was sexual behavior,” Lindley said. “Basically the earlier they initiated intercourse and the more partners they had the more likely they were to become pregnant.”http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/14/us-pregnancy-teen-lgbt-idUSKBN0NZ2AT20150514last_img read more

With Corp near recovery, other Trojans are sidelined

first_imgFreshman quarterback Matt Barkley dropped back during a team scrimmage Saturday and lobbed a pass over the middle to a streaking receiver. The throw elicited a momentary roar of approval from the crowd that died out after the receiver bobbled the pass.In a scrimmage punctuated by hard hits and dropped passes, Barkley played a role in many of the best plays on the offensive side of the ball while his counterpart, redshirt sophomore Aaron Corp, stood on the sidelines and watched, his left knee secured in a brace and elastic sleeve.On his way · Corp says he feels good enough to return to practice. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily TrojanCorp suffered a small crack in his left fibula two weeks ago that has since kept him from participating fully in practice. The injury further muddled the picture at quarterback, where Corp and Barkley have been battling for the starting spot.Corp entered fall camp as the starter, but his injury and Barkley’s steady improvement have reopened the question of who will start Sept. 5 in the season opener against San Jose State.Head coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Corp needed to be practicing full speed by Tuesday if he wanted a chance to start the season opener. Corp got a head start on that deadline by sneaking into a series of plays during the Saturday morning practice.“I think it was against the trainer’s [orders] but Coach let me go,” Corp said. “It felt fine.”Despite missing almost two weeks, Corp said he did not expect the time off to affect his readiness for the Trojans’ first game.“I think I’ll be ready,” he said. “I gotta play well when I come back and practice. We get one more scrimmage on Saturday and then we’re into game preparation.”The status of Corp’s knee is commanding most of the attention around the team these days, but several other key members have also gone down with injuries. Junior center Kristofer O’Dowd, a mainstay on the offensive line since his arrival on campus three years ago, is questionable for the season opener after he dislocated his right kneecap during a scrimmage two weeks ago at the Coliseum.O’Dowd said his personal goal was to be back on the field as soon as his body would allow, but wants to make sure his knee is healthy. If he is unable to play by the San Jose State game, senior offensive guard Alex Parsons will likely start at center. Parsons started 10 games at right guard last season for USC and has taken the first-team snaps in O’Dowd’s absence.O’Dowd said it wouldn’t take the rest of the offensive line long to adjust to a new center.“We’ve all been together so long,” O’Dowd said. “It’s not so much a matter of miscommunication as a different tone [in the huddle].”Preseason injuries have not been limited to the offensive side of the ball. Incoming freshman linebacker Frankie Telfort’s promising career at USC ended before it began this summer when tests revealed the highly touted freshman had a genetic heart condition. Telfort was expected to help fill the void at linebacker left by the departures of Brian Cushing, Clay Matthews, Rey Maualuga and Kaluka Maiava.The defensive line was also expected to help USC adjust to life without its departed linebackers, but the unit suddenly has two holes to fill.Redshirt senior Averell Spicer, a presumptive starter at defensive tackle, sprained his ankle during fall camp and will be out for at least another one to two weeks. Sophomore defensive end Armond Armstead broke his foot last week after safety Shane Horton stepped on it. Armstead, who has already had surgery, is expected to miss six to eight weeks.Despite the loss of two potential starters on the defensive line, Spicer does not expect the unit to miss a beat.“Our D-line is just stacked with talent,” Spicer said. “Even now we don’t know who the starters are going to be. It’s not like we don’t have guys who can play.”Junior Hebron Fangupo, a transfer from Mt. San Antonio JC, is a favorite to fill in for Spicer at the tackle spot, while sophomore Malik Jackson will look to pick up the slack for Armstead at end.last_img read more

Wellington to battle Kevin Hackerott’s Goddard team today at 3:30 for Haven Tourney Championship

first_imgWellington 6 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There are two storylines concerning today’s Haven Tournament Championship for the Wellington girls basketball team.Yes, the Lady Dukes beat Cheney 56-44 Friday night to reach the tournament crown game of this highly competitive tournament.But the second storyline is even more unique. Wellington is set to battle Goddard at 3:30 p.m. today.Why is that significant? Kevin Hackerott, the former head coach of the Wellington girls basketball program for five years, is now coaching Goddard.It has been three years since Hackerott left Wellington, and his Lions are pretty good, now 9-1. That’s against Class 5A competition.In his five years at Wellington, Hackerott brought the Wellington girls basketball program to a new level of competition, leading it to its first state tournament berth in 2012. That team would go 21-3 and was the first state Wellington basketball team since 1957.This makes it an even more intriguing storyline. The current group of Wellington girls are 11-0 and are trying to break that season mark of 21-3. The irony here, Hackerott has a chance to help stop his own record from being broken.It will be a tough matchup.The contest almost happened, or it might have happened with both teams playing for third place. Both Wellington and Goddard had to come from behind to win. Goddard beat Rose Hill 49-41 – a Rocket team Wellington has to beat in sub-state in February to get to the Class 4A Div. 1 state tournament. The Rockets were leading until the fourth quarter when Hackerott’s troops would go on an 18-9 run to secure the win.Earlier in the evening, Wellington was having its hands full against Cheney, which beat Kingman by two points the game before. Cheney came in looking for an upset and for awhile it appeared as if it would happen.Cheney opened up a 17-13 lead to start the game using a sock-em-in-the-mouth approach and Wellington was getting into foul trouble early. Grace Mitchell and Shayland French both had three fouls by halftime. Still, early in the second quarter, Wellington would go on a 7-0 run and take a 20-17 lead. It would be a precarious lead to hold onto the rest of the way for the Lady Dukes. At the half, Wellington led 31-26. Cheney would narrow the margin to two, 40-38, outscoring Wellington 12-9 in the third quarter.When the fourth quarter arrived, junior Lauryn Snipes took over, hitting a 3-pointer, stealing the ball and making a layup thereafter to make it a 45-38 ballgame. The Crusaders would outscore Cheney 16-6 in the final frame for the win and win by double digits.Snipes led all scorers with 17. Grace Mitchell had 15 and Avery Rusk 12.Sumner Newscow will be having a live twitter feed for the contest this afternoon. — 13 WELLINGTON – Mitchell 15, Snipes 17, T. French 8, S. French 4, Rusk 12. 9 — 56 44 Cheneycenter_img 12 9 Follow us on Twitter. Haven Girls Tournament 2nd round Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments CHENEY – Albers 13, Campbell 5, Freund 4, Ortiz 6, Wewe 3, Lonker 2, Higgins 6, Monson 5. 18 17 16last_img read more

La Grange taxi driver beaten, robbed during home invasion

first_imgA 41-year-old taxi driver of La Grange, West Bank Demerara (WBD) was on Friday evening robbed and assaulted after three men invaded his home; two of whom were armed with guns. According to reports, Reshi Pasha of Doctor Dam, La Grange, WBD, had just returned home at about 23:10h when the bandits pounced on him. Guyana Times understands that the taxi driver had just parked his car in his yard and was proceeded towards the front door when he noticed the three men. According to the Police, Pasha ran to the back of the yard but was followed by two of the bandits.The taxi driver then tried to run around the other side of his house, but was confronted by the third bandit who was armed with a handgun.The suspect then dealt him several lashes to his face and took him at gunpoint to his door where he demanded that Pasha open it. At that time, the victim’s mother who resides in the same house, saw the commotion and opened the door which gave all three bandits the opportunity to enter the house. While one of them held Pasha and his mother at gunpoint, the two others ransacked the house and carted off $230,000, a gold chain valued $200,000, an electronic tablet valued $20,000 and his cellphone valued $45,000.The bandits then made good their escape through the front door. Meanwhile, the taxi driver was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WRDH) where he was treated for his injuries. A report was made and the Police have launched an investigation. Meanwhile, Pasha’s neighbour told this newspaper that he did not realise what had occurred until Saturday morning. He noted that there has been an upsurge of robberies in the area.last_img read more