Adolescent Health in Bangladesh

According to BDHS 2014 findings on maternal health, 31 percent of adolescents in the country between the ages of 15-19 years were pregnant. Sixty-six percent of Bangladeshi women give birth before the age of 18, according to UNFPA. From 2005 to 2013, 29 percent of girls in Bangladesh married before they turned 15 and 65 percent married before they turned 18, states UNICEF. It also says that Bangladesh has the second-highest rate of child marriage in the world.

With the collaboration of Government of Bangladesh, UNICEF  has been working on adolescent health strategy and implementation in Bangladesh and has also established adolescent health care services across the country.

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