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By Staff Blogger The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that over 18 percent of newborn babies are born to teenagers who have had at least one or more children before. This shows, according to the CDC, that the message about birth control and the risk of associated diseases is not getting through to the teenagers. Also, they say that the babies that are born to unmarried teenagers, especially, are likely to be underweight or they have increased chances of other related health problems. The CDC said in the report that 367,000 babies had been born to teenagers who are in the age range of 15 to 19 during 2010. However, the birth rate has been declining during the last 20 years, the report said. The CDC continued, “Teen mothers want to do their best for their own health and that of their child, but some can become overwhelmed by life as a parent. Having more than one child as a teen can limit the teen mother’s ability to finish her education or get a job. Infants born from a repeat teen birth are often born too small or too soon, which can lead to more health problems for the baby.” The data was gathered from a combination of two reports by the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) and the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). The report also stated that 18.3 percent of the 367,000 newborn babies were not the first birth for the mother. The NVSS report said that more that 12 percent of teen mothers were having their third baby and 1.7 percent were having their fourth, fifth or sixth. The research also examined if the teen mothers were doing anything about not getting pregnant again in the way of birth control. What they found was this: that 91.2 percent of the mothers that had just given birth were using birth control but that they were not using the most effective methods to prevent another pregnancy. Hormonal implants and IUDs, considered to be the most effective forms of contraception, were being used by only 22 percent of the teenage mothers. Most of them were using less effective methods such as the pill and condoms. Tom Friedon, Director of the CDC, said that although most teenage mothers wanted to avoid another pregnancy, only one in five were taking the most effective steps to prevent that pregnancy from occurring.

1 in 5 Teen Pregnancies Are Second Babies, More Than 1 in 10 Are Third Babies

teen-pregnancy-blackBy Staff Blogger

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that over 18 percent of newborn babies are born to teenagers who have had at least one or more children before.

This shows, according to the CDC, that the message about birth control and the risk of associated diseases is not getting through to the teenagers. Also, they say that the babies that are born to unmarried teenagers, especially, are likely to be underweight or they have increased chances of other related health problems.

The CDC said in the report that 367,000 babies had been born to teenagers who are in the age range of 15 to 19 during 2010. However, the birth rate has been declining during the last 20 years, the report said.

The CDC continued, “Teen mothers want to do their best for their own health and that of their child, but some can become overwhelmed by life as a parent.

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