Did you know that
• After the earthquake in 2010, pregnancy rates in Haitian camps were three times higher than the average urban rate previously. Two thirds of these pregnancies were unplanned and unwanted
• Pregnant adolescent girls, particularly those under 16, are at increased risk of obstructed labour, a life-threatening emergency that can develop when the immature pelvis is too small to allow the passage of a baby through the birth canal
• Emergency childbirth services are often unavailable in crisis settings, increasing the risk of adolescent mothers and their babies dying.
GIRLS’ SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IN DISASTERS