Adolescent pregnancy focus of World Population Day

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A young mother holding her baby (PHOTO@UNFPA).

 

Of the estimated 16 million teenage girls who give birth each year, far too many die from complications related to pregnancy or child birth, according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

Adolescent pregnancy is the focus of this year's World Population Day, observed on 11 July, and the agency is urging countries to invest in girls' education and health so that they can have a shot at a better future.

Dianne Penn spoke to Richard Kollodge, editor of UNFPA's annual State of World Population Report. He explains why adolescent pregnancy is not just a health issue but a development issue.

Duration: 3’09″

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