Research looks at risk factors for pregnancy before age 15

02/10/2014 | Reuters

In a study involving more than 3,300 women who got pregnant before 20 years of age, researchers found that those who had their first pregnancy before age 15 had lower rates of contraceptive use during their initial sexual encounter and were more likely to report that their first sexual partner was at least six years older, compared with women who had their first pregnancy from age 15 to 20. Younger pregnant teens also were twice as likely to be Hispanic or black compared with older girls. The findings were published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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