World Population Day

11 July 2013: World Population Day

The theme for this year’s World Population Day is “Adolescent Pregnancy”: about 16 million girls under age 18 give birth each year and another 3.2 million undergo unsafe abortions.

The day raises awareness of the issue of adolescent pregnancy in the hopes of delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.


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