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Recent research shows positive association between adolescent pregnancy & under-nutrition among children

Recent research shows positive association between adolescent pregnancy & under-nutrition among children

June 27, 2019

Adolescence is a period when physical and neuro-maturational changes take place in the body of a young girl. Although it is illegal marrying a girl under the age of 18 years as per the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006, adolescent girls in our country are compelled to marry and attain pregnancy that adversely affects well-being and outcomes of both mothers and their children. Latest available data shows that societal norms to consummate the marriage and low level of sexual...

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