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Teenage pregnancy in Africa

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The Motherhood in Childhood report
The Motherhood in Childhood report Mark Tuschman/UNFPA

Nigerian police on Wednesday raided a "baby factory" where girls as young as 14 were being forced to have babies for sale. Teenage pregnancy is widespread across west Africa. UN expert Benoit Kalasa taks about the Motherhood in Childhood report. Every year almost eight million adolescents have children across the world - with a serious impact on their education, health and employment, he says.

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