Subsequent Births Among Teenagers in Mexico

Celia Hubert Lopez , National Institute of Public Health, Mexico
Aremis L. Villalobos, Instituto Nacional de Salud P├║blica (INSP)
Andres Sanchez, National Institute of Public Health
Tonatiuh Barrientos, National Institute of Public Health
Filipa de Castro, National Institute of Public Health

This analysis explores socioeconomic and demographic factors associated with subsequent births during adolescence in Mexico. The Mexican adolescent fertility rates are the highest among OECD countries and about 20% of all teen births are subsequent births. Using 2006, 2009 and 2014 rounds of the National Survey of Demographic Dynamics (ENADID) and logistic and multinomial logistic regression we assess characteristics of adolescents who have subsequent births, single birth or no births during adolescence. We found that education and delay sexual debut decreases the relative risk of having one or more births in adolescence. In contrast, a greater ideal number of children increases the relative risk of being a repeat teen mother. Identifying the characteristics of adolescents who have multiple births in adolescence might help inform policy-making on how to offer evidence-based prevention and care programs for these adolescents.

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 Presented in Session 2. Children & Youth