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This paper examines how the phenomenon of teenage pregnancy has been one of the major health and social concerns all over the world and how, although the trend among industrialized countries has been on a slow decline, there are still social and health implications that certainly demand action to prevent its occurrence. The paper also looks at how there have been numerous studies that focused on the social and economic consequences of teenage pregnancy towards the teenage mother, the unborn child, as well as in the dynamics of the family.
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