Spike in Adolescent Pregnancy Brings Nutrition Challenges in Cambodia

New parents say they do not have the resources or the knowledge to provide their children with the nutrition they need

Hut Tey knew she was going to struggle to provide for herself and her daughter following Nita’s birth 15 months ago. Employed by a garment factory on the outskirts of the capital, Phnom Penh, the 18-year-old wasn’t planning to get pregnant. When she realised she’d missed her period, she decided to see it through, even as her anxiety increased.

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