In some cases, the father of the child is the husband of the teenage girl. Yale Child Study Center: Retrieved 15 February The results were that A holistic approach is required in order to address teenage pregnancy. Comprehensive sex education and access to birth control appear to reduce unplanned teenage pregnancy.
Consequently, actual numbers of pregnancies that occurred among teenagers are higher than those reported here, because most of the women who conceived at age 19 had their births or abortions after they turned 20 and, thus, were not counted as teenagers.
The Growing Child: Adolescent (13 to 18 Years)
Over concern about side-effects, for example weight gain and acneoften affect choice. A review and meta-analysis". Girls on the Stand: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The conception may occur within wedlock, or the pregnancy itself may precipitate the marriage the so-called shotgun wedding.