Definition[ edit ] Most teenage pregnancies in developed countries involve legal adults. It violates the rights of girls, with life-threatening consequences in terms of sexual and reproductive health, and poses high development costs for communities, particularly in perpetuating the cycle of poverty. The risk of maternal death for girls under age 15 in low and middle income countries is higher than for women in their twenties. Life outcomes for teenage mothers and their children vary; other factors, such as poverty or social supportmay be more important than the age of the mother at the birth.
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The expectations of communities on girls to become mothers early can be a cause along with sexual violence.. Child marriage is a key factor – approximately 90% of births to teenage mothers in developing countries occur within marriage. Enter your pregnancy due date or child's birthday below for a personalized weekly calendar that offers a daily dose of helpful, development-related information about your growing child.
Your due date or child's birthday Stunning pictures and videos of fetal development, plus how your baby's growing. A child under 15 dies every 5 seconds - mostly from preventable causes 18 September – An estimated million children under 15 years of age died in , or 1 every 5 seconds, mostly from preventable causes, according to new mortality estimates released by WHO, UNICEF, the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank Group.
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Teenage pregnancy; Synonyms: Teen pregnancy, adolescent pregnancy: Teenage parents who can rely on family and community support, social services and child-care support are more likely to continue their education and get higher paying jobs as they progress with their education.
Adolescent pregnancy For the latest information on adolesent pregnancy and sexual and reproductive health. Adolescent pregnancy factsheet; Adolescent sexual and reproductive health.