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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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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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A study commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund in collaboration with the National Economic and Development Authority
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 As part of ongoing efforts, the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division updated estimates of maternal mortality for the years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2015.

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Philippines 6th CP Good Practices

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