Fertility, reproductive health and development 2011, para. 20
Recognizing that under-age and forced marriage and early sexual relationships have adverse psychological effects on girls and that early pregnancy and early motherhood entail complications during pregnancy and delivery and a risk of maternal mortality and morbidity that is much greater than average, and deeply concerned that early childbearing and limited access to the highest attainable standard of health, including sexual and reproductive health, including in the area of emergency obstetric care, cause high levels of obstetric fistula and maternal mortality and morbidity,
Negotiated soft law
Commission on Population and Development
Means of adoption
Equality & Inclusion
CPD resolution, Fertility, reproductive health and development (2011), PP 20.