Friday, 29 June 2012

Pregnancy is the biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide

Every year one million teenage girls die or suffer serious injury, infection or disease due to pregnancy or childbirth, according to our new report launched today. That's why we need world leaders to act at a crucial Family Planning Summit on 11 July.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Our report, Every Woman's Right: How Family Planning Saves Lives, highlights the fact that girls under 15 are five times more likely to die in pregnancy than women in their 20s. Babies born to younger mums are also at far greater risk and around one million babies born to adolescent girls die every year - babies are 60% more likely to die if their mother is under 18.

Read the full report