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The perils of motherhood at age 14

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 23 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2804
  1. Rebecca Coombes, head of features and investigations, The BMJ
  1. rcoombes{at}

Keya, aged 14, is pictured with her 2 month old son, Rahim, at home in an urban slum in Bangladesh. Keya, who lives with her 21 year old husband and his parents, almost lost her life as a result of a postpartum haemorrhage.

“When I got married at 13 I was happy,” …

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