The Effects of Unplanned Pregnancy (continued)

Analysis from Child Trends that compares two-year-old children born from intended pregnancies and unplanned pregnancies, indicates that unplanned pregnancy can create a harmful environment leading to significantly lower cognitive test scores. These cognitive test scores included a direct assessment of the following skills:
A doctor in the hospital examines a baby in a crib.
  • Listening.                     

  • Vocabulary.

  • Exploring.

  • Memory.

  • Problem solving.

  • Communication.

  • Overall mental ability relative to other children in their age group.

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