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thirtysomething grandmothers

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24 04 08 - 12:31
As a result of Britain's high teenage pregnancy rate - the worst in Europe - many women are becoming accustomed to looking after their grandchildren while still in their thirties - and without any sign of a husband.

The new phenomenon raises questions about the social consequences of generations of children being brought up without fathers.

The majority of the women involved don't regret having babies but some who became parents in their teens told a BBC documentary they wished they had done things differently.

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[ Well no doubt they are happier as young grandmothers than as old maids. But kids need a male role model to be balanced. ]

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