Wow! Study Finds That One-Third Of Teen Moms Get Pregnant Again Within Two Years!

Thu, September 23, 2010 8:30am EST by 1 Comment

Researchers found the majority of teen moms resumed having sex within three months of giving birth and 30 percent of them used no contraception at all.

You would think the struggles teen moms endure after giving birth — like juggling baby, work, school and relationships with their baby daddies (as detailed on MTV’s Teen Mom) — would discourage young mothers from having another baby so soon. Although raising a baby so young can turn some teen moms into raging lunatics, a new study shows that a third of all teen moms are having second babies shortly after giving birth to their first! Yikes!

A study published in the Medical Journal of Australia looks into what contributes to RRP, or Rapid Repeat Pregnancy, those teenage mothers who get pregnant again within two years of giving birth. The study found that although the 150 moms who took part in the research got pregnant as teens, they still were not consistent with their contraception use after giving birth to their babies.

Researchers found that a clear majority of these teens had resumed having sex just three months after giving birth and a third of them reported using no contraception! A total of 33% of the young mothers got pregnant again within two years — and two were even pregnant again within six weeks!

This study also delivered shocking news about the way these moms are endangering their babies’ health! There were high levels of cigarette, alcohol and marijuana use found among the teen moms, and although their alcohol and marijuana use dropped during their follow-up pregnancy, “rates of cigarette smoking remained high.”

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jazzijotheho

Posted at 5:44 PM on March 11, 2011  

these facts are so random i think its wrong to say that young mothers equal bad mothers there are plenty of young mothers that do a wayy better job than older mothers- its nothing to do with the age but more to do with the attitude. These studies just try to sell birth control pills. if people are happy having babies young and capable of looking after them leave them alone..you’re probably a dumb old broad that has waited too long to have kids and now has to go after the young beautiful women that are doing just fine raising kids..stop with the discrimination against young mothers! just cuz the show teen mum has idiots on it doesnt mean we are all like that- for your information i had my son at 18 and im going to school fulltime, working, i take my son to daily sports activities, i dont even dream about drinking or going out. us young mother work our asses of and we never get appreciated for it in society instead we are seen as whores, alcoholics and drug addicts! rethink people!

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