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Journal of Pregnancy
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 257546, 5 pages
Review Article

Preventing Early Pregnancy and Pregnancy-Related Mortality and Morbidity in Adolescents in Developing Countries: The Place of Interventions in the Prepregnancy Period

1Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
2Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
3Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Received 21 July 2012; Revised 20 November 2012; Accepted 24 November 2012

Academic Editor: Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

Copyright © 2013 Charlotte Sigurdson Christiansen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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