Family planning for married girls: lessons learned from ICFP 2016

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In the time it has taken to read this article 28 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 3 seconds

About the authors

Dr. Anita Raj

Dr Anita Raj is Director of UC San Diego's Center on Gender Equality and Health and is a Professor in the Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medecine.

Dr. Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

Dr Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli works on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in the World Health Organization's Department of Reproductive Health and Research.