According to the World Health Organization, pregnancy-related deaths are the leading cause of death worldwide for girls 15 to 19 years old. Maternal mortality is five times higher for girls under 15 years of age, and twice as high for 15- to 19-year-olds. Miscarriages and stillbirths are also much more likely. Besides the obvious health hazards, child brides are deprived of educational opportunities and the chance of a normal childhood.
Wondering what this is all about? Read my post explaining why and how I’m commemorating Lent this year.
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