Teenage pregnancy deaths a ‘global scandal’: charity

British charity Save the Children on Wednesday said it was a global scandal that 50,000 teenagers die each year due to pregnancy and childbirth complications.

The charity urged the world to renew its focus on family planning with a summit set to take place in London next month highlighting UN figures showing pregnancy and childbirth as leading causes of death for adolescent girls,

In a report entitled How family planning saves children’s lives, Save the Children also cited official data which revealed that nearly one million babies born to teenage mothers die each year before their first birthday — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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