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School-based reproductive health services linked to higher birth weight for teen mothers

August 26, 2016

Read the Perspective from Andrea J. Hoopes, MD, MPH

Availability of reproductive health care services at high schools may prevent adverse birth outcomes among adolescent mothers, including low birth weight, according to study findings.

“In 2011, there were 31.3 live births for every 1,000 women aged 15 to 19 in the United States,” Aubrey S. Madkour, PhD, associate professor in the department of global community health and behavioral sciences at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “Infants born to teen mothers are at an increased risk of both low birth weight and preterm birth compared with infants born to adult mothers. For instance, in 2010, the proportion of infants born with low birth weight was 12.08% among mothers aged less than 15 years, 9.63% among mothers aged 15 to 19, and 8.15% among all mothers.”

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