Teen pregnancy: "Don't blame the girl," says UNFPA

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Teen pregnancy

Every year, more than seven million girls in poor countries are giving birth before they turn 18, according to a new report by the UN Population Fund.

UNFPA's flagship report, The State of the World Population 2013, puts a particular emphasis on girls 14 and younger who are at higher risk for maternal death and other health-related problems.

The agency is promoting a new approach to tackle the challenge of adolescent pregnancy, which doesn't just dwell on behaviour change.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

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