Document Type

Brief

Publication Date

2018

Abstract

Early pregnancy is associated with adverse health, social, and economic consequences for girls, and Bangladesh has an adolescent fertility rate that is among the highest in the region. Poor, slum-dwelling girls are especially vulnerable. This policy brief outlines a project that icddr,b, a STEP UP project partner, initiated to test three innovative strategies aiming to support the unmet family planning needs of these girls. This brief concludes with government-level policy and program recommendations based on the evidence of this project for leveraging existing government health programs to better serve the needs of married adolescent girls and reduce their risks of early pregnancy.

DOI

doi.org/10.31899/rh4.1001

Language

English

Project

Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP)

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