The perils of motherhood at age 14BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2804 (Published 23 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2804
- Rebecca Coombes, head of features and investigations, The BMJ
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,” …