Topic: Babatunde Osotimehin
Teen motherhood is something that perpetuates poverty and puts girls' health and life at risk, according to a new UN Population Fund report released today.
Teen pregnancies in the developing world are declining, however 7 million girls under the age of 18 still give birth each year, 2 million young moms are under the age of 14, according to a UN report.
Worldwide, maternal mortality has been cut in half in the past 20 years, says a new UN-World Bank report. India and Nigeria accounted for about one-third of the 287,000 deaths in 2010 attributed to problems during pregnancy or childbirth.
The '7 billionth baby' was officially born today, the United Nations estimates. Key to stabilizing that rapid population growth – and creating a sustainable future – is closing the gender gap and empowering women.
10/31/2011 10:24 am