Public Services: Developing Countries

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons on 17th July 2019.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons)

Shockingly, 16 million girls aged 15 to 19 give birth each year in developing regions. Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death in this age group globally. Therefore, what urgent steps is the Minister taking to ensure that developing countries have better reproductive healthcare services for girls and young women to improve their rights, chances and opportunities internationally?