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Health Promot Perspect. 2020;10(4): 325-337. doi: 10.34172/hpp.2020.51
PMID: 33312928        PMCID: PMC7723002

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The prevalence of pregnancy among adolescent girls and young women across the Southern African development community economic hub: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Clarence S. Yah 1,2 * ORCID, Sithembiso Ndlovu 1, Alison Kutywayo 1, Nicolette Naidoo 1, Tshepo Mahuma 1, Saiqa Mullick 1

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