Childhood bullying as a predictor for becoming a teenage mother in Finland

@article{Lehti2010ChildhoodBA,
  title={Childhood bullying as a predictor for becoming a teenage mother in Finland},
  author={Venla Lehti and Andre Sourander and Anat Brunstein Klomek and Solja Niemel{\"a} and Lauri Sillanm{\"a}ki and Jorma Piha and Kirsti I Kumpulainen and Tuula Tamminen and Irma Kaarina Moilanen and Fredrik Almqvist},
  journal={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={20},
  pages={49-55}
}
The aim of this study is to examine the association between bullying behaviour at the age of 8 and becoming a mother under the age of 20. This birth cohort study included 2,867 Finnish girls at baseline in 1989. Register-based follow-up data on births was collected until the end of 2001. Information, both on the main exposure and outcome, was available for 2,507 girls. Both bullies and victims had an increased risk of becoming a teenage mother independent of family-related risk factors. When… CONTINUE READING

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