Urgent steps needed to activate the community clinics which can help married adolescent girls seek skilled maternal health care services

Child Marriage is currently the most important public health concern for Bangladesh, which affects also maternal and child health outcomes in later life.

This prospective qualitative research was conducted among thirty married adolescent girls in Rangpur by researchers from BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium and VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The paper found that lack of functional community clinics and satellite clinics prevents married adolescent girls from getting ANC and PNC. Married adolescent girls have already limited mobility imposed by the husband and in laws. Hence for them, distance to services need to be less. Urgent steps are needed hence, to activate the community clinics and satellite clinics.


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