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For Teen Girls, Abortion Linked to Better Outcomes vs. Giving Birth

July 20, 2016

(Reuters) – Compared to teen mothers, girls who have an abortion before age 18 have no negative effects that carry into early adulthood, a nationwide study in Finland suggests. Girls who had underage abortions tended to have higher educational attainment and were less likely to be dependent on welfare at age 25 compared to the girls who gave birth, the study team found.

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