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Pregnancy 'is the biggest killer of teen girls worldwide'

27 June 2012 Last updated at 15:29 BST

The biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide is pregnancy.

That is the startling conclusion of a report by the charity Save the Children.

It says more than a million girls - some as young as 11 - die or suffer injury through getting pregnant.

In many countries girls marry young and become pregnant before their bodies are ready to bear children.

Catharina Moh reports.

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