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In Uganda, one in every four girls between the age of 15 and 19 is pregnant or has had a child already. Yet, studies have shown that a girl of this age group - 15 and 19 - is twice as likely to die or get complications during childbirth compared to a woman in her 20's. About 80 percent of the estimated cases of Ugandan women suffering from Obstetric Fistula are teenage girls who gave birth before the age of 19.