Reducing adolescent pregnancy and marriage in Nicaragua
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Adolescent pregnancy and marriage can occur from ages 15 to 19. It is an important indicator of adolescent health. Nicaragua has the highest rate of adolescent pregnancy in Latin America. Adolescent marriage is also a public health challenge in Nicaragua. Studies from the non-governmental organizations, such as the United Nations, indicate this problem can be analyzed using the public health socio-ecological model. Additionally, the field recommends changing access to contraceptives, culture around contraceptive use, and improving education to reduce adolescent pregnancy and marriage.