Motherhood in Childhood

Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy

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Every day in developing countries, 20,000 girls below age 18 give birth. Nine in 10 of these births occur within marriage or a union. This has consequences on the health, education, employment and rights of an untold millions of girls. What are the challenges of adolescent pregnancy, and what can we do to ensure girls have a healthy and safe transition into adulthood?

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched the 2013 State of the World Population report focusing on adolescent pregnancy.


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