Study: No Mental Disadvantage Exhibited In Children Born To Teen Mothers.

HealthDay (10/18, Dotinga) reports that a study, published Oct. 16 in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, looked at statistics from the Millennium Cohort Study regarding 19,000 children born in the UK between 2001 and 2001 to determine whether children born to teen mothers had an intellectual disadvantage. Though researchers did discover a difference in verbal skills of children born to teens and those born to mothers between the ages of 24 and 34, they did not find a difference in spatial and nonverbal skills between children born to the two groups.

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— “Children of Teen Mothers Don’t Have Mental Disadvantage, Study Suggests, “Randy Dotinga, HealthDay, October 17, 2013.

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