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- Sep 26, 2019
- 294d 12h 34m
but 13 this is true, you're thinking of 15-17 year oldsThere’s a lot of evidence against that claim. Girls younger than 16 have no significantly greater risk of pregnancy complications than girls older than 18, and actually have a lower risk of certain complications such as caesarian section and gestational diabetes:
- "The purpose of this study was to determine if early adolescence imparts a significant obstetric risk in young primiparas relative to adult primiparas. The records of 239 young primiparas (< 16 years) and 148 older primiparas (18–29 years) were reviewed for demographic information, antepartum complications, mode of delivery, length of labor, episiotomy, lacerations, birthweight, and length of gestation. [...] The incidence of most antenatal complications (chronic hypertension, pregnancy-induced hypertension, placental abruption, placenta previa, premature rupture of the membranes, urinary tract infections, and anemia) were similar between the two groups. Preterm labor and contracted pelvis were more common among the young adolescent, while gestational diabetes was less common. The young primiparas were significantly (P <. 05) less likely to have a Cesarean delivery and to lacerate with vaginal delivery. The length of labor and its stages were similar, as were overall birthweight and length of gestation. Thus, obstetric concerns regarding pregnancy in early adolescence may be unfounded. With the exception of an increased risk for preterm labor, it appears that pregnancy, labor, and delivery do not pose inordinate obstetric and medical risk to the very young adolescent primipara." (source)
A study found that the correlation between early pregnancy and significantly worse outcomes is likely non-causative:
- "A broad set of academic literatures shows that childbearing is associated with a variety of negative health outcomes for teenage mothers. Many researchers question whether teenage childbearing is the causal explanation for the negative outcomes (i.e., whether there is a biological effect of teenage childbearing or whether the relationship is due to other factors correlated with health and teenage childbearing). This study investigates the relationship between teenage childbearing and labor and delivery complications using a panel of confidential birth certificate data over the period from 1994 to 2003 from the state of Texas. Findings show that compared to mothers aged 25 to 29 having their first child, teenager mothers appear to have superior health in most--but not all--labor and delivery outcomes." (source)
A study, funded by the UN and WHO came to conclusions those feminist institutions were not expecting:
- Analysis for individual countries showed substantial heterogeneity; some showed a clear J-shaped curve, whereas in others adolescents had a slightly lower maternal mortality ratio than women in their early 20s [...] Our findings suggest that the excess mortality risk to adolescent mothers might be less than previously believed, and in most countries the adolescent maternal mortality ratio is low compared with women older than 30 years." (source)
Amusingly, science has also figured out that African-American women, no matter the age, have much higher risk pregnancies than white women. I hope nobody dares to say that nature doesn't want them to breed....
The reason why female animals (including humans) go through menstruation only once they have reached a certain age would seem to be because that protects them from excessively early pregnancies. Thus, it is rare for an individual to get pregnant too young as nature prevents this.. This makes perfect sense as animals do not have a concept of an age of consent– they just fuck when they like. This principle has also applied to humans in less cucked periods, hence the expression "old enough to bleed, old enough to breed". In extremely rare cases, girls can get pregnant at a dangerously young age because of precocious puberty, but that condition only affects 0.2% of girls.
also i think for 15-17 year olds it said 20.4% had some form of complication but it could be it didn't control for smoking or socioeconomic factors or lack of prenatal care. Did it control for those when revealing that percentage? I remember reading the complication rate in other studies showed a percentage lower than 1 in 5.