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World Population Day focuses on teen pregancies

World Population Day focuses on teen pregancies

Updated 11 July 2013, 9:49 AEST

It's World Population Day and the theme this year is 'Adolescent Pregnancies'.

Sixteen million girls worldwide aged 15-19 give birth each year.

The rate of teenage pregnancies in the Pacific has long been an issue - so what impact is it having on family and the extended family?

The Pacific Director and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund or UNFPA is Dr Annette Sachs Robertson.

She says a number of Pacific nations still have high rates of teenage pregnancies.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Dr Annette Sachs Robertson, UNFPA Pacific Director and Representative

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