Age differences between minors who give birth and their adult partners.

  title={Age differences between minors who give birth and their adult partners.},
  author={L. Lindberg and Freya Lund Sonenstein and Leighton Ku and Gladys M. Martinez},
  journal={Family planning perspectives},
  volume={29 2},
The role of adult men in adolescent childbearing has received heightened attention in recent years, and a new policy efforts have focused on statutory rape laws as a way to reduce adolescent childbearing. Analyses of the 1988 National Maternal and Infant Health Survey indicate, however, that these policies would not apply to most teenage births. Among mothers aged 15-17 who had a child in 1988, 27% had a partner at least five years older than themselves. In addition, since 23% of minors with… Expand

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