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Teenage pregnancy in developed countries is usually outside of marriage, and carries a social stigma in many communities and cultures.By contrast, teenage parents in developing countries are often married, and their pregnancies welcomed by family and society.This approach should include "providing age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education for all young people, investing in girls' education, preventing child marriage, sexual violence and coercion, building gender-equitable societies by empowering girls and engaging men and boys and ensuring adolescents' access to sexual and reproductive health information as well as services that welcome them and facilitate their choices." In the United States one third of high school students reported being sexually active.
In a rural hospital in West Bengal, teenage mothers between 15 and 19 years old were more likely to have anemia, preterm delivery, and a baby with a lower birth weight than mothers between 20 and 24 years old.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.Early motherhood can affect the psychosocial development of the infant.One study in 2001 found that women who gave birth during their teens completed secondary-level schooling 10–12% as often and pursued post-secondary education 14–29% as often as women who waited until age 30.Young motherhood in an industrialized country can affect employment and social class.
Teenage motherhood may actually make economic sense for young women with less money, some research suggests.