Written By International Women's Health CoalitionSunday, 01 June 2008
Child marriage is the major cause worldwide of pregnancies before age 15. In most of the developing world, 90 percent of girls who give birth before age 18 are married. Young brides typically become sexually active as soon as they are married, sometimes before their first menstruation. Often living in their husband's household and community, they face intense pressures to bear children as soon as possible, with potentially disastrous results.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionTuesday, 01 January 2008From new commitments to sex education programs to progress on securing a women's right to abortion, these ten developments show that women's health was a priority concern in 2007, and will continue to require our attention and dedication in 2008.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionTuesday, 04 June 2002
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionTuesday, 30 November 1999
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