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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Best advice: Is to not get pregnant. If pregnant then see an obstetrician and follow their guidelines to have a healthy baby!( I do not advise getting vaccines whi ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Enggano
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Be strong: First and foremost, build your support system with trusted friends and family. You will need them during your pregnancy and after the baby is born. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Problems: Teenage pregnancy's account for a growing proportion of pregnancies in the north east. It is a difficult time for the girl who is now a unready mother ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Stewart
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Raising a child: Takes maturity & emotional, social, & financial resources. Most teens don't have those, so teen pregnancy is usually a bad idea. The best prevention ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kassoff
37 years experience Clinical Psychology
Irresponsible behavi: Many teenagers cannot see the long-term consequences of their actions at the moment. Ignorance about how one gets pregnant is responsible for many of ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Teen pregnancy: Poor impulse control, unprotected sex, substance abuse, lack of insight into consequences.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
Low, but not zero: But by definition a teen pregnancy is high risk, so see your OB asap.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Teen pregnancy rates: Have been declining for the past twenty years, and the U.S. Teen birth rate was the lowest ever in 2010 (last data available). But the U.S. Rate is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Depression is one risk for teenage pregnancy. The young mother, may not feel prepared, and there maybe a lack of support from family members, and frie ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
I think that: teenage pregnancy impacts more on a teen's mental health than their physical health. Although they can conceive and carry a pregnancy 2 term, if follo ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Better education and awareness of teenage pregnancy and its consequences. Freer access to otc birth control methods.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Political question: Not strictly a medical question.Teenage pregnancy should not occur in the first place.If it does occur then they are stuck with it and a heavy respons ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
15 years experience Clinical Psychology
Online search?: Have you tried on-line search engine to find that info? Good luck!

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