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Axinn, Barber, and Thornton say unwanted pregnancies hard on resulting children

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"Unintended Pregnancies Have Negative Consequences" - Newswise. 10/14/1998.

According to William Axinn, Jennifer Barber, and Arland Thornton, adults whose births were unplanned and unwanted tend to have less self-esteem than their counterparts. Analyzing data from surveys conducted over 23 years with more than 800 married women, the researchers found negative long-term consequences for the adult children resulting from pregnancies their mothers termed unwanted.

Researchers:

William Axinn
Jennifer S. Barber
Arland Thornton

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