Approximately 21 million teenage girls between the ages of 15 and 19 become pregnant each year in developing countries, and about 12 million give birth. Among these, about 10 million adolescent girls may have unintended pregnancies 1. And approximately , pregnancies happen in girls under the age of 15 years 1. Teenage pregnancy is a global concern. It is associated with a higher risk of pregnancy and childbirth complications. Many adolescent mothers may develop anaemia, high blood pressure and infections during pregnancy, and there is a high risk of delivering premature babies and babies with low birth weight 1.
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Your teenage years can be a rollercoaster of emotions and that's without exaggerating. You're only a teen for a few years, but so much can happen in such a short amount of time. The older people around you probably want to prep you for adulthood and sometimes it can feel like you're being pressured to have it all figured out, which means every day is full of decisions. Some are smaller, like deciding what to wear to homecoming , and some are bigger, like figuring out what colleges you'll be applying to or whether you're ready to get intimate with someone. There's so much already on your plate during your teen years that you're not even thinking about having children and if you are thinking about children already, the thought may be something like "not till I'm
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Virtually all of the growth of single-parent families in recent decades has been driven by an increase in births outside marriage. Divorce rates have leveled off or declined modestly since the early s and thus have not contributed to the rising proportion of children being raised by only one parent nor to the increase in child poverty and welfare dependence associated with the rise in single-parent families. Not all non-marital births are to teen-agers.