News on Adolescent pregnancy

12 Marzo 2020
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A village health worker discusses family planning with women at Moeketsane Clinic in Mokhotlong. © UNFPA Lesotho/Violet Maraisane
HA MOEKETSANE, Lesotho – Regina Mokoena has seen first-hand how drought and climate change are increasing the demand for family planning in her village. Ms. Mokoena is a local health worker in Ha Moeketsane, in Lesotho’... Leer más
3 Enero 2020
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Survivors and advocates Nachaki, Rosillah and Eunice speak with advocate and psychotherapist Leyla Hussein at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. (L-R) Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Pratt/Too Young to Wed.
NAIROBI, Kenya/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Monicah, 13, was astonished to learn that female genital mutilation (FGM) is not just an issue just within her community, in Kenya’s rural Samburu County. “I realized it we are... Leer más
23 Diciembre 2019
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The world has seen both peril and promise in the last 10 years.
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York – Al finalizar una década, el mundo se preocupa por los peligros que asoman en el horizonte. El cambio climático está empezando a devastar comunidades en todo el mundo. La crisis de los... Leer más
13 Noviembre 2019
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En 10 años, el mundo podría lograr tres resultados transformadores al precio de solo USD 264 mil millones, según un nuevo estudio presentado en la Cumbre de Nairobi sobre la CIPD25. © UNFPA Uganda
Nairobi, KENYA - Es posible poner fin a las muertes maternas prevenibles, cubrir todas las necesidades insatisfechas en materia de planificación de la familia y poner fin a la violencia basada en el género, todo en el... Leer más
10 Diciembre 2019
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Ms. Banda reads the inscription on her award, which comes from members of her community: “Thank you our fierce fighter, Memory." Image from video feed.
UNITED NATIONS, Geneva – Memory Banda, 23, knows how to change the world: by refusing to stay silent.  Ms. Banda grew up in Malawi in an area where child marriage, sexual violence and early pregnancy were common. “In my... Leer más
26 Noviembre 2019
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Child marriage is widely seen as a way to secure care for daughters, who are often viewed as an economic burden. In this way, the practice both arises from and perpetuates gender inequality.  © UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub
DAMASCUS, Syria – “Growing up, I felt as though my wings were slowly clipped against my will, and life became a cage from which there was no escape,” said Amal*, a Syrian adolescent from Qamishli. “An entire world... Leer más
4 Noviembre 2019
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Nuns and monks gathered at Pangrizampa College of Astrology to speak with UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem about their work on sexual and reproductive health and rights. © UNFPA Bhutan/Nilanjana Bose
Thimphu, BHUTAN – "There was a time when I would be menstruating and didn’t know what to do during those days… Now I do.” These candid reflections came from an unexpected source: a nun sitting cross-legged on the floor... Leer más
29 Octubre 2019
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Without the support and information, Iuliana* faced violence and early pregnancy. But with the right support, a brighter future is possible. © UNFPA Moldova/Anastasia Pirvu
Chisinau, REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA – Iuliana* did not get much a childhood. Born into a poor family in a remote Moldovan village, she started working at an early age. “I worked at a poultry plant,” she recently recounted to... Leer más
12 Agosto 2019
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Cuando reciben apoyo y poder, los jóvenes pueden cambiar el mundo. "Quiero ayudar a Uganda", dijo la educadora Edith Nambalirwa. "Si no puedo hacerlo con dinero, lo haré con la información". © UNFPA ESARO / Corrie Butler
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York – El 12 de agosto de cada año, líderes de todo el mundo emiten declaraciones para conmemorar el Día Internacional de la Juventud. Con motivo de esta fecha, influyentes personalidades han... Leer más
18 Julio 2019
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La Sra. Chuor (centro) espera una visita prenatal en el Hospital Estatal de Aweil.                                                     © UNFPA Sudán del Sur/Arlene Alano
AWEIL, Sudán del Sur – Arek Chuor, de 32 años, espera dar a luz a su séptimo hijo en septiembre. Será su último hijo, insiste. Una infección de poliomielitis infantil la dejó con movilidad reducida, incluida una cojera... Leer más

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