There are concerns about the morality of their lifestyle, but also about its consequences for their health. The Canadian teenage birth trended towards a steady decline for both younger 15—17 and older 18—19 teens in the period between and ;  however, teen pregnancy has been on the rise since Archived from the original PDF on July 20, Improved female literacy and educational prospects have led to an increase in the age at first birth in areas such as IranIndonesiaand the Indian state of Kerala. Toronto, Canada; Buffalo, NY:
Teenage pregnancy has been defined predominantly within the research field and among social agencies as a social problem.
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But sometimes, it ain't wrong at all. Many of the health-issues associated with teenage mothers appear to result from lack of access to adequate medical care. The rates of early marriage and pregnancy in some Asian countries are high. Inthe UK rate was Retrieved 2 November Over concern about side-effects, for example weight gain and acneoften affect choice.