The health consequences of teenage fertility.

  title={The health consequences of teenage fertility.},
  author={Colin Makinson},
  journal={Family planning perspectives},
  volume={17 3},
A review of the literature on the health consequences of teenage pregnancy and childbirth shows remarkable similarity in findings from studies conducted in the United States, Canada, Britain, France and Sweden. In particular, results of studies conducted since 1970 have tended to indicate that the increased risk of maternal complications from pregnancy and delivery among teenagers--especially those older than 15--is associated more with socioeconomic factors than with the biological effects of… CONTINUE READING


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