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What are the emotional effects of teen pregnancy?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Depression: Teens are at risk for pregnancy and postpartum depression. They often feel isolated from their friends and left out of social functions. They are also less likely to finish school or attend college than their non-pregnant friends. Teens are also more likely to experience mood swings from hormonal changes during pregnancy.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Many: Pregnant teens are often isolated by their peers. Time normally reserved for self-discovery and "coming into your own" is instead spent with the struggles of young motherhood. High school dropout rates are high and the chances of receiving the high school diploma drop significantly. Sometimes, the responsibilities of motherhood extend to being a breadwinner too, which is extremely overwhelming.

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