State of World Population 2013

Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy

No. of pages: 132

Publication Date: 2013

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

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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