The adolescent (15-19 years) birth rate in Bangladesh is still high as approximately 750,000 adolescent girls are giving birth annually, according to a new UN report.
A staggering 59 percent of the marriages that took place in Bangladesh between 2006 and 2017 involved brides below the age of 18, says a UN study.
This year from the 3rd to the 5th of May, the National Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, 2016 was organised by the Embassies of Sweden, Kingdom of Netherlands, UNICEF and UNFPA.
As many as 23,000 children might be saved a year in Bangladesh if women do not give birth before the age of 20, said a Unicef official, expressing concern over a high level of child marriage in the country.
Although Bangladesh has achieved laudable success in reducing maternal mortality, we are still far from the MDG target.
Over 8,31,000 stillbirths, 5,000 pregnancy-related deaths of women, and 76,000 neonatal deaths occur every year in Bangladesh, according to UNFPA.