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From South Africa: A Phone APP for Pregnant Teens?

16 March 2016

Just over one in 10 South African girls fall pregnant while still in their teens. The vast majority of these pregnancies are unplanned and can have serious consequences for the girls’ health, as well as their life chances. Most affected are black girls from poor families.

A 2010 survey showed that almost a third of girls who dropped out of school did so because they were pregnant. Death rates during childbirth are among the highest in the world. Teens comprise 17% of females who die in childbirth, despite the fact that they make up only 11% of the total number of women giving birth.

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