Family Planning and Contraception in Nepal

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Sita Tharu (center in turquoise), 14, is six months pregnant as she gathers with other child mothers and child brides to see Pahari Tharu, 52, the female community health worker in Bhaishahi village, Bardia, Western Nepal, on 29th June 2012. Sita eloped and married last year at 13 and is now 6 months pregnant. In Bardia, StC works with the district health office to build the capacity of female community health workers who are on the frontline of health service provision like ante-natal and post-natal care, and working together against child marriage and teenage pregnancy especially in rural areas. Photo by Suzanne Lee for Save The Children UK