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The adolescent birth rate, technically known as the age-specific fertility rate provides a basic measure of reproductive health focusing on a vulnerable group of adolescent women. There is substantial agreement in the literature that women who become pregnant and give birth very early in their reproductive lives are subject to higher risks of complications or even death during pregnancy and birth and their children are also more vulnerable. Therefore, preventing births very early in a woman’s life is an important measure to improve maternal health and reduce infant mortality. Furthermore, women having children at an early age experience a curtailment of their opportunities for socio economic improvement, particularly because young mothers are unlikely to keep on studying and, if they need to work, may find it especially difficult to combine family and work responsibilities. The adolescent birth rate provides also indirect evidence on access to reproductive health since the youth, and in particular unmarried adolescent women, often experience difficulties in access to reproductive health care.
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WHO ,   (2015 )
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MORTALITY, FERTILITY RATE, MATERNAL HEALTH, MATERNAL MORTALITY, ADULT MORTALITY RATE, HEALTH INDICATORS, ADOLESCENT BIRTH RATE, WOMENS HEALTH, HEALTH, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS, SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES, ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY, HIV INFECTIONS, PUBLIC HEALTH, MALNUTRITION, MALARIA, CHILD DEVELOPMENT, CHILD HEALTH, CHILD DEATH, CHILD MORTALITY, DIARRHOEAL DISEASES, MATERNAL EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, IMMUNIZATION, TUBERCULOSIS, VACCINES, LIFE EXPECTANCY
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 WHO : World Health Organization
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10.02.00  -  Comprehensive Health Services
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