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Assam recorded 17% teenage pregnancy in 2022: Himanta

Guwahati, February 6: Nearly 17% of over 6.2 lakh pregnant women in Assam last year were teenagers, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday, justifying the crackdown on child marriages. Citing data from the Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) portal, Sarma said there were 6,20,867 registered pregnant women in 2022. Out of the total pregnancy, 1,04,264 women were 19 years or less, comprising 16.79 per cent of the expecting mothers, according to the RCH portal data shared by the chief minister. "Our drive against child marriage is for public...