State of World Population 2013

Motherhood in Childhood - Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy

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The newest edition of the UNFP flagship report offers a wide range of insights on the impact that teenage pregnancies can have on the health of young girls, their education and their lives. In this publication, a certain number of necessary recommendations are made, more precisely actions that governments, civil society and international organizations can take to address the underlying causes of adolescent pregnancy in various contexts around the world.

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Pressures from many directions

Adolescent pregnancies do not occur in a vacuum but are the consequence of inter-locking factors, such as widespread poverty, communities’ and families’ acceptance of child marriage and inadequate efforts to keep girls in school.

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