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Report Calls for Integrated Efforts to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy Worldwide

Teenage motherhood, especially for girls under 15 years old, has negative health and economic impacts for both the young girls and their communities.

Teenage motherhood, especially for girls under 15 years old, has negative health and economic impacts for both the young girls and their communities.

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Anti-Choicers Trying to Drum Up Anti-Girl Scout Sentiment Again

A new website purporting to "expose" the Girl Scouts' supposedly secret abortion agenda accidentally exposes something else: The way the anti-choice movement uses abortion as a cover story to oppose women's rights and even girls' education.

A new website purporting to “expose” the Girl Scouts’ supposedly secret abortion agenda accidentally exposes something else: The way the anti-choice movement uses abortion as a cover story to oppose women’s rights and even girls’ education.

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When Opportunity Knocks, Where Are Our Girls?

The high opportunity costs of child marriage undermine social and economic development and the health and well-being of families.

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Selecting the Same Sex

While sex selective abortion allows women to make what is, in a sense, the ultimate in supposedly informed consumerism, it also can work to create a world where being female is viewed as the primary and most terminal of birth defects.

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Giving Girls a Choice and a Chance

Legislation to prevent child marriage around the globe was just introduced in both the House and Senate that will give girls who are married too young a choice and a chance.

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Colombia Confronts Female Genital Mutilation

Until 2007, Colombians believed that female genital mutilation was a practice unique to some African countries. But last year we learned that it has long been practiced by one of Colombia’s aboriginal groups.

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Child Marriage: We Have Solutions

We know what works to increase age of marriage in communities where child marriage is common. So why are so few Republicans backing legislation to support those development programs?

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When India’s Resources Mobilize to Save a Girl Child

In India, there are laws to prevent dowry, domestic violence, sexual harassment and child marriage. But in the country’s social context, these laws aren’t very effective.

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