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Wow. Pregnancy is 'Contagious'

#1  Postby kennyc » May 30, 2014 9:44 am

Is Pregnancy 'Contagious' Among Women?

A new study found when one woman gets pregnant in high school, her friends are more likely to conceive within two years. Video provided by Newsy


http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/0aae ... 35e36c.htm
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Re: Wow. Pregnancy is 'Contagious'

#2  Postby Animavore » May 30, 2014 1:34 pm

A friend of mine has been saying this for years. I always just thought he was being seist and selective.
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#3  Postby Evolving » May 30, 2014 8:01 pm

The summary is inaccurate: the study (according to the report) looked at women between 15 and 30, though it did apparently find that friendships that have persisted since high school were particularly highly correlated.

So women see their best friends having babies, they look at the babies and realise they'd really like to have one too, and the effect tails off after two years when the babies aren't babies any more? Amazing.
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