In UP’s Sitapur, 36% of married women are adolescents, way higher than the state’s average. And only 18% of women have more than 10 years of education.

Afsana Bano, is a 19 year old mother to an infant boy. She has completed class 12 and is among the 18% in the district with 10 years of education. 

India has one of the largest programs focusing on adolescent health, the Rashtrya Kishor Swastha Karyakram, it is to make sure young women like Afsana are made aware the dangers of teen pregnancies.

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