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Pregnancy as abuse

In a qualitative study published in the journal Ambulatory Pediatrics, UC Davis Children's Hospital pediatrician Elizabeth Miller and her colleagues report that a quarter of the teenage girls interviewed for the study – all of whom had histories of abusive relationships – say their partners were actively trying to get them pregnant. The study is the first in the general adolescent health literature to document the role of abusive partners in promoting teen pregnancy and is a first step toward understanding the nuances of control in intimate relationships and its role in teen pregnancy, Miller said.

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