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Young motherhood threatens girls in rural Cambodia

At 16 years old, Svet is struggling with the challenges of motherhood. Having dropped out of school after grade 4, she had not received any information about sexual and reproductive health, family planning, or childcare…

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Safe haven for girls living on the streets of Côte d'Ivoire

AD’s* nightmare began when her parents died. “My uncle decided to marry me off against my will. I refused and ran away.” She sought help from her brother-in-law, “but he asked me to return to my so-called husband,” she…

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Majority of maternal deaths take place in crises and fragile conditions

Updated figures released by the United Nations yesterday revealed that the global maternal death ratio has dropped 44 per cent since 1990, but too many women continue to die needlessly, and a majority of them are dying…

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Phone line answers burning questions of Afghan youth

A team of doctors are answering adolescents' questions at the Youth Health Line, the first-ever phone line designed to provide sensitive health information and assistance to Afghan youth.

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Reaching pregnant women, new mothers in wake of Typhoon Koppu

Relief and recovery efforts are ongoing in the Philippines as floodwaters from Typhoon Koppu, known locally as Typhoon Lando, continue to recede. Among those affected are hundreds of thousands of women and girls of…

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As Yemen conflict drags on, women’s vulnerability grows

Conditions for Yemeni women and girls are deteriorating as the conflict in Yemen drags on. The stress and chaos of the crisis, coupled with entrenched gender inequality, have left women and girls extremely vulnerable to…

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Y-Peer Moldova brings sexual health education to vulnerable youth

“It is not easy at all for me to live alone,” Tudor told UNFPA. He has been living by himself since he was 13 years old, when the last of his family members moved abroad to work.

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Health experts call for renewed focus on maternal, child deaths

Despite global commitments, unacceptably large numbers of mothers and newborns continue to die during pregnancy and in the days following childbirth. Yet the actions needed to save these women and newborns are largely…

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Five of the greatest sexual health advances since the birth of the UN

The United Nations was founded 70 years ago. In that time, the world has seen enormous advances in sexual and reproductive health. These changes have helped policymakers recognize that healthy and empowered women are…

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