New Delhi: Four million adolescent girls in India aged 15-19 years give birth every year in India, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).Every hour, three of seven deaths due to complications from pregnancy, child bearing and unsafe abortions occur among girls and women aged 15-24 years, the UNFPA report said."Far too many of the estimated 16 million teenage girls (across the world) who give birth every year never had the opportunity to plan their pregnancy," said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling for greater attention to adolescent pregnancy on World Population Day.Experts say complications from pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death among girls in this age group in developing countries.
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