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More Than 1.2M Adolescents Die Annually, Many From Preventable Causes, WHO Report Shows

The Guardian: Pregnancy problems are leading global killer of ​​females aged 15 to 19
“Pregnancy complications are the leading cause of death globally among females aged 15-19, with self-harm in second place, a global study has found. More than 1.2 million female and male adolescents die annually, the World Health Organization (WHO) report said — the majority from preventable causes including mental health issues, poor nutrition, reproductive health problems, and violence. The authors said that failing to tackle the health of 10- to 19-year-olds could undermine the improvements achieved in maternal and child health worldwide, pointing out that too often adolescent health was overlooked…” (Davis, 5/16).

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