According to WHO, every year, an estimated 21 million girls aged 15–19 years in developing regions become pregnant and approximately 12 million of them give birth. At least 777,000 births occur to adolescent girls younger than 15 years in developing countries. Adolescent mothers (ages 10–19 years) face higher risks of different health conditions. Teenage pregnancy is a major concern in the UK, and for the last 20 years it has the highest rates in the European Union; other countries with similar rates are New Zealand and Australia (Maticka, 2001 p. 15). Can it be prevented? We can all play our part. Join our experts in this discussion on 23.01.2021, Saturday, at 6 pm. This zoom meeting is supported by Comic Relief,
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