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.
Length: 
2 p
Year: 
2006
Organization: 
INFO Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs
Languages: 
English