- Contrary to this belief, research finding, showed that the state of health of women in mid-life is the same for both women who had their first child in their teens or early 20s.
- Women who have their first child in their mid-20s to mid-30s have better health at age 40 than those who have their first child in their teens or early 20s.
- Rather, study showed that when single black mothers get married later in life, they had worse health at age 40 than those who stayed single.
- Those with their first child between 25 to 35 years old reported better health than those who had their first child between ages 15 to 19, or 20 to 24.
- At age 40, there were no significant health differences between women who had their first child in their teens or early 20s.
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