Author Topic: Babies fathered by teenagers more likely to be at risk  (Read 2070 times)

deBeauxOs

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Babies fathered by teenagers more likely to be at risk
« on: February 07, 2008, 04:24:26 PM »
Finally, research that looks at the other parent.
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All the women were aged between 20 and 29 when they gave birth, and the fathers divided into age groups, so that the babies of teenage dads could be compared with those fathered by older men.

Men aged 20 and upwards did not show any abnormal risk of fathering a child with birth problems.

However, the teenagers had a 13% increased chance of a low birthweight baby, a 17% chance of a small baby and a 15% increased chance of having a baby born prematurely.

The chances of a baby dying within the first year also increased by 41%.
From here.

 

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