2014 Africa cervical cancer multi indicator incidence & mortality scorecard

Organisation: Africa Coalition on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Afri-Dev.Info Year: 2014

This scorecard presents evidence that girls who marry young and have many children are part of a high risk group for cervical cancer because they are often exposed to early sexual initiation and have multiple births – factors which significantly increase the risk of developing this disease.

It also shows that the top 20 countries with the highest cumulative risk and absolute numbers of cervical cancer include 11 to 12 of the countries with the highest rates of child marriage.

TAGS: Fact sheet and brief Sub-Saharan Africa Health