Family Planning for Married Adolescent Girls
This brief focuses on the following points:
- Married adolescent girls are highly vulnerable, yet health care providers and then community often ignore their needs.
- Avoiding early childbearing is crucial to preventing maternal and infant mortality. Addressing the high unmet need for family planning in this group is a key strategy.
- Programs need to lower the many hurdles these girls face in using a family planning method and to ensure good access and quality.