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Across the world, a disproportionately high pregnancy rate among young girls in rural and impoverished areas has had a profoundly negative effect on their opportunities for education, health, and long-term employment. Nine in ten births among young girls occur within marriage or a union. Girls from ethnic minorities or marginalized groups are at greater risk. In the United Nations Population Fund’s latest State of World Population report, launched at the Wilson Center, the authors analyze not only the root causes of these inequities, but also solutions.


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Taken on October 30, 2013