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Unchecked inequality, failure to protect the rights of poorest women could threaten unrest, undermine peace and world’s development goals, new UNFPA report warns

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There are factors in the socio-economic environment of the teenagers that serve either as risk or protective factors for PMS /Pregnancy.

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Summary of Results: 

  • Early childbearing reduces probability of completing high school
  • Completing high school reduces the probability of early childbearing
  • Teens in richer households (measured by wealth quintiles) have higher probability of completing high school than teens in poorer households.
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Investing in 10-year-old girls could yield huge demographic dividend, pump billions into national economies

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Summary
• Low level of knowledge of the RH Law and of the parental consent provision even among health service providers. Parents, females and older adolescents have higher levels of knowledge.
• Parents and adolescents agree to the parental consent provision in general. Level of approval is high for all groups of adolescents and among parents particularly for those who know about RPRH Law.
• Level of approval is high for FP information than for services, lowest for FP supplies or commodities.
• Parents and adolescents view parental consent as more advantageous than disadvantageous. They cite similar reasons for these views.
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Early childbearing creates health risks for both mothers and newborns. 

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This paper examines the effect of teenage pregnancy (early childbearing) on education and lifetime earnings using data from national surveys.

It finds that the discounted lifetime wage earnings foregone by a cohort of teenage women 18-19 years resulting from early childbearing is estimated between 24 billion pesos and 42 billion pesos with mean of 33 billion pesos, representing from 0.8% to 1.4% of GDP with mean of 1.1%.
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Mobilizing the Muslim Religious Leaders as Partners in Gender and Rh Advocacy at the Grassroots Level

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State of the World Population 2015

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The Fatwa on the Model Family in Islam urges the Muslim youth to “get married when the necessary conditions are met” but clarified that the urgency is not applicable to the pre-puberty or childhood stage.

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