Friday, April 27, 2018

Good News, But Still Tragic

The number of new mothers aged 10 to 14 years in the U.S. hit a low, according to new statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
In 2016, there were more than 2,200 infants born to mothers aged 10-14, compared to more than 8,500 in 2000.

3 comments:

JohnG said...

10 y/o mothers???? We're they impregnated at age 9?

What is going on with this world? I mean what's happening with biology?

Clayton Cramer said...

Improved nutrition means earlier puberty. A friend's second wife had a stillbirth at 11 (the piano tutor could not restrain himself).

Will said...

IIRC, soy has an analog of estrogen, which is thought to act on our bodies like the real thing. There may be other sources of a similar nature, but my memory is fuzzy on the subject.
The thinking is this may be jump-starting puberty in females (and causing problems for males of all ages). Soybeans have become a noticeable addition to 1st world food production, especially here in the US after WW2. We have now become the biggest producer in the world. It seems almost every food product has some soy in it now. Mostly in the last 30 years, if that long.