The extent of unwanted pregnancy

Adolescent pregnancy occurs in all societies, although the extent and consequences vary from place to place. According to WHO estimates, in the year 2007 slightly more than 10% of all births worldwide were to girls in late adolescence (15–19 years old), with over 90% of these births occurring in developing countries.

Many sexually active unmarried young women experience a pregnancy which is both unplanned and unwanted.

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