Friday, 7 February 2014

The trials of teenage pregnancy

Childbirth is the leading cause of death for teenage girls – according to this year’s UN population report, Motherhood in Childhood.  As experts from around the globe attend the world’s largest family planning summit in Addis Ababa today, the UN warns that teenage pregnancies are rising dramatically. 

West and Central Africa have the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the developing world.  The BBC’s Tamasin Ford reports from Abidjan, the commercial capital of Ivory Coast.

To listen to this report, please click on this link.

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