14 Facts About Adolescent pregnancy


Teenage Adolescent pregnancy in developed countries is usually outside of marriage and is often associated with a social stigma.

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Teenage Adolescent pregnancy in developing countries often occurs within marriage and half are planned.

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Worldwide, complications related to Adolescent pregnancy are the most common cause of death among females 15 to 19 years old.

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Teenage Adolescent pregnancy was far more normal in previous centuries, and common in developed countries in the 20th century.

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Teenage Adolescent pregnancy affects girls' education and income potential as many are forced to drop out of school which ultimately threatens future opportunities and economic prospects.

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Teenage Adolescent pregnancy puts young women at risk for health issues, economic, social and financial issues.

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Inadequate nutrition during Adolescent pregnancy is an even more marked problem among teenagers in developing countries.

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For example, in some sub-Saharan African countries, early Adolescent pregnancy is often seen as a blessing because it is proof of the young woman's fertility.

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The drugs with the strongest evidence linking them to teenage Adolescent pregnancy are alcohol, cannabis, "ecstasy" and other substituted amphetamines.

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The drugs with the least evidence to support a link to early Adolescent pregnancy are opioids, such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone, of which a well-known effect is the significant reduction of libido – it appears that teenage opioid users have significantly reduced rates of conception compared to their non-using, and alcohol, "ecstasy", cannabis, and amphetamine using peers.

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Teenage Adolescent pregnancy has been defined predominantly within the research field and among social agencies as a social problem.

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Team of researchers and educators in California have published a list of "best practices" in the prevention of teen Adolescent pregnancy, which includes, in addition to the previously mentioned concepts, working to "instill a belief in a successful future", male involvement in the prevention process, and designing interventions that are culturally relevant.

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The US teenage Adolescent pregnancy rate was at a high in the 1950s and has decreased since then, although there has been an increase in births out of wedlock.

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The teenage Adolescent pregnancy rate decreased significantly in the 1990s; this decline manifested across all racial groups, although teenagers of African-American and Hispanic descent retain a higher rate, in comparison to that of European-Americans and Asian-Americans.

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