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Risk of fatherhood among black teenage males.

Authors
  • F P Rivara
  • P J Sweeney
  • B F Henderson
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1987
Source
PMC
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Abstract

Among a group of 67 Black teenage fathers and 77 controls, the risk of repeat fatherhood at an average 20 months follow-up was 21.2 conceptions per 100 person years compared to a rate of 9.0 conceptions per 100 person years among teenage males not previously fathers. Repeat fathers came from families in which there were role models for teenage parenthood. The results suggest that teenage fathers should be included in teenage pregnancy prevention and follow-up programs.

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