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Adolescent Pregnancy | Paradigm Malibu

U.S. Adolescent Pregnancy Rate High Compared to Most Countries

Adolescent pregnancy in the United States is actually at an all-time low. But compare that number to other developed countries and it seems that America has a lot more work to do. Overall, the number of adolescent¬†pregnancies in the United States has declined significantly over the last 20 years. ¬†In 2016, the birth rate was…

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Teen Pregnancy | Paradigm Malibu

Is There a Link Between Teen Pregnancy and Mental Health Issues?

Although the birth rate among American teenagers has been dropping since the 1990s, there are still about 750,000 teenage girls who get pregnant each year. While most parents assume that their daughters will make it through the teenage years without finding themselves pregnant, unfortunately, this is a reality that many must face. Teen pregnancy can,…

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Teenage Pregnancy: Higher in Adolescents with Mental Illness-Paradigm Malibu

Teenage Pregnancy: Higher in Adolescents with Mental Illness

A recent study, published in the March issue of Pediatrics, shows that female adolescents who already have a mental illness are more likely to become pregnant than teenage girls without a mental health diagnosis. Also, although the number of teenage pregnancies has significantly decreased in recent years. They have not gone down with those adolescents…

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