For many girls around the world motherhood comes all too quickly – and often it can be dangerous. Complications from pregnancy and childbirth are the leading causes of death among teenage girls in developing countries. We went to India, where many girls marry early and have several children before they are 20. The programme also examines the situation in the UK, which has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in Europe. This film looks at the girls’ experiences and the contrast in maternal care available in Europe and Asia.
Part of a 28 x 25-minute documentary series produced for the BBC. These films can be bought individually or as a series.