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Every year, over 14 million children become mothers

Every year, over 14 million children become mothers

The latest data presented by the World Health Organization (WHO) reinforce the idea that as time goes by, adolescents become true women from a very young age. This early maturation also seems to be the reason why millions of women around the world face numerous problems throughout their lives. Thus, according to official statistics, about 14 million children each year become mothers.

The latest data presented by the World Health Organization (WHO) reinforce the idea that as time goes by, adolescents become true women from a very young age. This early maturation also seems to be the reason why millions of women around the world face numerous problems throughout their lives. Thus, according to official statistics, about 14 million children each year become mothers.
Although we may be tempted to believe that this is happening in poorer areas where the population is poorly educated, WHO data show that over 90% of mothers under 18 come from developed countries. Given the fragility of young people born at this age, it is not surprising that every day, about 1.

600 women and more than 10,000 newborns die from complications that occur during pregnancy or at birth. The World Forum also argues that although women in most countries live longer than men, the quality of women's lives is much lower.
Lifetime estimates show that women have fewer healthy lifetimes than men. In terms of marriage, women are much more precocious than men, and expectations for the coming years show that they are quite eager to start their own family. According to WHO estimates, over the next 10 years, over 100 million girls around the world will get married before they reach the age of 18, and a third of them come from developed countries.
Read the whole article in: Current
March 12, 2007