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The Consequences of Teen Motherhood Can Last for Generations

A child whose mother had her as a teenager is set up to have a tough life. Compared with peers whose parents gave birth later, this child is at a greater risk of being born prematurely, of struggling to acquire basic skills such as literacy and self-control, and of underperforming in...

Malaysia’s problem with teenage pregnancy

PETALING JAYA: Research has shown that an average of 18,000 teenage girls in Malaysia get pregnant each year. Out of this number, 25% or about 4,500 cases involve pregnancy out of wedlock. Citing 2015 statistics from the health ministry, experts from the UM Specialist Centre (UMSC) said while the latest figures for 2018 have not been released,...