Children having children. State of the World's Mothers 2004

Case Studies & Research
Westport, Conn.
Save the Children
38 p.

The report focuses on girls around the world who marry and have babies while they are still children themselves, resulting in maternal and child mortalities and for those who survive, a struggle to overcome poor health, limited education, and grinding poverty. The report recommends ways to help girls delay marriage and motherhood until they are emotionally and physically ready to give birth and raise children and suggests programmatic and policy solutions to help child mothers and their babies survive and thrive. Included also are an Early Motherhood Risk Ranking and Mothers' Index which includes data on health, nutrition, education and other issues in over 100 countries.

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