Pregnancy and childbirth are leading causes of death in teenage girls in developing countries

@article{Mayor2004PregnancyAC,
  title={Pregnancy and childbirth are leading causes of death in teenage girls in developing countries},
  author={Susan Mayor},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={328},
  pages={1152}
}
  • S. Mayor
  • Published 13 May 2004
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
Complications from pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death in young women aged 15 to 19 in developing countries, warned a report published last week. An estimated 70 000 adolescent mothers die each year because they have children before they are physically ready for parenthood, the report says. ![][1] The fifth annual State of the World's Mothers report, published by the international charity Save the Children, found that 13 million births (a tenth of all births worldwide… 
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