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What makes girls from large families (6-more children per household) highly sus

  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 20 months ago

    What makes girls from large families (6-more children per  household) highly susceptible to teen

    pregnancy? Is it the lack of parental affection, attention, & love which causes them to be highly receptive to the first person who shows them any type of  love, oftentimes w/disastrous, even negative results?  What are the ways that the large family environment encourage, even welcome teen pregnancy?


  2. nochance profile image93
    nochanceposted 20 months ago

    I can see this being the case in households that don't believe in birth control. If the mother is constantly pregnant teen girls in the household might think that's just the way it is. Also if that family is that large there is probably a lot more support for a teen mother.

    I have 4 younger siblings and having had to babysit nonstop from age 10 and up I have no desire to have children ever. I've done my time changing diapers.

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      gmwilliamsposted 20 months agoin reply to this


  3. tamarawilhite profile image90
    tamarawilhiteposted 20 months ago

    1. Low IQ is correlated to higher birth rates in the developed world and earlier childbearing. And IQ is highly heritable once you've eliminated malnutrition and disease as reasons it gets pulled down.
    2. It is hard to have a large family unless you start the family young - so many children from large families are simply repeating the pattern of having the first child at 16-22.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Again, Tamara you're right.  The large family environment encourages teen pregnancy as the broodmother is always pregnant so the daughters know no better & they follow the familial pattern.  Also, EARLY marriages are pushed in large families.

  4. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 20 months ago


    In large families, daughters see mothers pregnant all the time so they view pregnancy as a normative experience. Girls in large families grow up surrounded by children which makes them want to be mothers. Girls who grow up primarily w/children see pregnancy as highly conducive so they want to replicate this, having babies as their mothers did. Also, girls are pushed to parent younger/youngest siblings, so they see pregnancy at a young age as desirable, even the way to go!

    Also in large families, there is no mention of contraception. In large families, contraception is seen as unnatural. The thought is that relations should result in children. The environment of large families also teach girls that their ONLY role is to be wives & mothers, nothing else.  In large families, education for daughters aren't emphasized. Girls in large families are given the most rudimentary of education, college education isn't emphasized in such families.They are pushed to marry as soon as possible & to start having children. It is normal for girls in large families to marry in their teens, after they complete highs school. In certain cases, they don't even complete high school.

    There are girls in large families who become pregnant because they weren't shown parental affection, love, & attention so they are susceptible to the first person(usually male) who shows them such attention, w/disastrous results.It is no accident that girls from large families tend to become pregnant as teenagers due to the abnormal, even negative factors of large family life: (1) seeing a constantly pregnant mother,(2) being surrounded by children, making them want children themselves,(3) having to constantly parent younger/youngest siblings,(4) being taught that their roles are only wives & mothers,(5) being PUSHED to marry & have children ear (6) higher education & careers never being stressed for girls, & (7) lack of parental affection, attention, & love. As I reiterated before, the large family is abnormal, even pathological in scope.

    Children who grow up primarily among children absorb more backward, negative, & destructive characteristics. They are also more intellectually & socially immature.  It is apparent in the large family environment as these girls are only exposed to children ad infinitum in their home environment, they don't see any alternative but to get pregnant. They aren't exposed to intellectual & cultural things to combat this.