Well I agree and disagree with this article. I am currently a soon to be mother and I am only seventeen. I however disagree with some of the statements others have posted. Me being in this situation was my choice. I knew the consequences of my actions, I was fully aware of what would happen if I engaged in teenage sexual activity. I will be 18 in less than a month, graduate in two months, and I will be married in June. I wish I could say this pregnancy was planned but I know that there will be consequences. I was not drunk or on any drugs and I continue to stay like that. However, many say guys only want sex when sex occurs, in my situation, I was engaged first.
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Risks for medical complications are greater for girls aged under 15, as an underdeveloped pelvis can lead to difficulties in childbirth . Obstructed labour is normally dealt with by Caesarean section in industrialized nations ; however, in developing regions where medical services might be unavailable, it can lead to eclampsia , obstetric fistula , infant mortality , or maternal death .   For mothers who are older than fifteen, age in itself is not a risk factor, and poor outcomes are associated more with socioeconomic factors rather than with biology. 
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In most cases, schoolgirls who become pregnant in countries like Nigeria, Mali and even Zambia either had to resort to unsafe abortions or they face official school expulsion. Because girls who dropped out of school due to pregnancy usually never returned to school to complete their education after childbirth, their opportunities for socioeconomic advancement are limited. While in many settings, rules are currently being liberalized to provide for possibility of re-entry, the number of those returning back to school is still very low. And due to the fact that a pregnant schoolgirl has to choose between dropping out of school and undergoing an abortion in order to remain in school, it poses a high cost associated with becoming pregnant while still in school. On the other hand, boys who get the girls pregnant do not face the same risks.