While some members of the general public have the misconception that pregnancy-related complications and outcomes experienced by teen mothers and their children are caused by age-related biological factors, research suggests otherwise
In addition to the aforementioned medical risks, teen parents face a wide range of challenges on their way to becoming successful, contributing adults and parents. Some of these obstacles are related to interruptions in their education that may lead to challenges in obtaining a high school diploma and decreasing their chances of attending college. Lack of higher education limits a teen parent’s career options and increases their risk for living in poverty.
Furthermore, teenage fathers are more likely to face economic and employment challenges than adult fathers, which negatively affects their ability to financially support their children. In a number of cases, many teen fathers are absent and unable to financially support their children, increasing the difficulties that teenage mothers face with parenting.
Source of this information: NACCO