Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Kendra Wilkinson confirms pregnancy Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY 12:02 p.m. EDT October 31, 2013 Get ready for a bump watch. It’s pretty ‘Clear’ that Kendra’s got a baby on board. (Photo: Kendra Wilkinson) SHARE 1 CONNECT 1 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Buzz was out a little bit ago that Kendra Wilkinson and her hubby Hank Baskett are expecting baby No. 2.
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Teen pregnancy declining, but 7.3 million a year still give birth
It also deprives a national economy of the benefits of better educated young women who enter the workforce instead of staying home to rear children, the report said. In a large economy like China, for example, the estimated annual cost of adolescent pregnancy amounts to 1% of gross domestic product, or $124 billion, according to World Bank data, the report said. And in poorer, smaller states — Uganda for example — the cost of early pregnancy can be as much as 30% of GDP, the study said. But the problems arising with teen pregnancy need to be addressed with a more holistic approach, rather than targeting girls’ behavior, said U.N. Population Fund executive director Babatunde Osotimehin. “Very young girls are especially vulnerable to exploitation, child marriage and sexual coercion and violence,” Osotimehin said, adding that “the tendency in many parts of the world is to blame the girl for becoming pregnant.” Teen births have declined worldwide by about 20% since 1970, according to an age-specific fertility chart accompanying the report.
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