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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.