In developed countries, teenage pregnancies are associated with social issues, including lower educational levels, poverty, and other negative life outcomes in children of teenage mothers.Teenage pregnancy in developed countries is usually outside of marriage, and carries a social stigma in many communities and cultures.Professor John Ermisch at the institute of social and economic research at Essex University and Dr Roger Ingham, director of the centre of sexual health at Southampton University – found that comparing teenage mothers with other girls with similarly deprived social-economic profiles, bad school experiences and low educational aspirations, the difference in their respective life chances was negligible.Teenage motherhood may actually make economic sense for young women with less money, some research suggests.
However, in these societies, early pregnancy may combine with malnutrition and poor health care to cause medical problems.
Many teen parents do not have the intellectual or emotional maturity that is needed to provide for another life.
Factors that determine which mothers are more likely to have a closely spaced repeat birth include marriage and education: the likelihood decreases with the level of education of the young woman – or her parents – and increases if she gets married.
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