State of the world population 2013: Motherhood in childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy

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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Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Girls; Adolescents

Resource type: Flagship reports

Resource year: 2013

Publishing entities: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)