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Late teenage pregnancy and reproductive outcomes

Author(s): Aparna J.

Whether the association between teenage pregnancy, especially after 16 years of age and adverse birth outcomes could be explained by deleterious social environment, inadequate prenatal care, or biological immaturity remains controversial. The objective of this study was to determine whether teenage pregnancy aged above 16 years is associated with increased adverse reproductive outcomes. A hospital based comparative study of 120 deliveries to compare the outcomes between teenage (16-19 years) and non-teenage pregnancies (20-14 years). The maternal and fetal outcomes were similar between late-teenage and non-teenage pregnancies.