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Teen Impregnation Is the Real Problem, Not Teen Pregnancy from The Huffington Post, 6/9/14

Thursday, June 12, 2014

“When a teenage girl gets pregnant, the first question we should be asking is whether she is a sexual assault victim. This is important not only for the intercourse that led to the pregnancy, but also to better understand pregnancies that are not the direct result of a sexual assault. Girls who have been abused as children, whether physically, emotionally, or sexually, are at much higher risk of teen pregnancy. We need to start thinking about teen impregnation as another consequence of childhood victimization. In some cases, the same perpetrator of maltreatment or bullying is also the perpetrator of teen impregnation.”

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