Teenage pregnancy is 'contagious'

Teenage pregnancy is "contagious" between sisters, researchers in the UK and Norway have claimed. A study of more than 42,000 Norwegian teenage girls suggested they were more likely to become pregnant if their older sister had a baby as a teenager. The effect was greatest when the sisters were of a similar age or from a poorer background.

2011-08-09

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