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  • CHANGES LIVESHealthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP)

    HTSP is an approach that helps women and couples make an

    informed decision about delaying first pregnancy until age 18, and

    timing and spacing subsequent pregnancies to secure the most

    positive outcomes for the mother, baby, family, and community.

    the FACTS

    the HOPE

    Too young: difficult childbirth

    Too close: miscarriage Too often: underweight newborn

    Malnourished motherstunted child

    Too many:difficult pregnancy

    AGE 15 AGE 17 AGE 22AGE 18 AGE 23AGE 20 AGE 24

    Every year, complications from pregnancy and childbirth kill hundreds of thousands of women

    Pregnancy is one of the leading causes of death for teenage girls globally

    Babies born less than two years apart are more than

    before their first birthday

    as likely TO DIE

    If 120 MILLION WOMENget access to HTSP resources by 2020:

    200,000fewer WOMEN and GIRLS

    will die in childbirth

    MILLIONfewer babies will die in their first year of life

    WHEN MOTHERHOOD COMES EARLY AND OFTEN

    For girls living in poverty

    and married too young,

    HTSP could prevent a life

    of heartbreak and loss.

    of these deaths are

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    Unable to work economic loss

    Neglected and malnourished children

  • the HOPE

    TRANSFORMS MOTHERS AND CHILDRENS LIVESHealthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP)

    the FACTS HTSPWITH

    HTSPWITHOUTNewborns have higher risk of: Mothers have higher risk of:

    GIRLS AGE 15-19 are MOTHERSINFANTS BORN to teenage girls are almost

    as those born to mothers age

    as likely TO DIE

    as likely TO DIE

    in pregnancy and childbirth as those who are 20-24

    AI158374_0815 2015 World Vision, Inc.World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

    or their own

    ARE LESS LIKELY TO experience complications such as

    They can secure HEALTH BENEFITS for themselves and their children byBREASTFEEDING LONGER

    First child: healthy and strong mom and baby

    Second child: spaced to allow healthy growth

    Third child: mother able to care for all children emotionally and physically

    AGE 20 AGE 23 AGE 26MORE TIME BETWEEN PREGNANCIES =lower risk of complications for both mothers and children

    MORE LIKELYCHILDREN ARE

    to receive essential

    FOOD EDUCATIONHEALTH CARE

  • BENEFITS FATHERS FOR STRONGER FAMILIESHealthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP)

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    PRACTICING HTSP means fathers can support their families:

    Ensuring medical access and long-term wellness

    Planning ahead to support additional family members Providing stability for children

    during formative years

    HEALTH FINANCES EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING

    CHILD DEVELOPMENTProviding the resources children need to grow physically, mentally, and emotionally

    the HOPEthe FACTS

    FATHERS CAN PLAN

    for the birth of their NEXT CHILD.

    FINANCIALLYEMOTIONALLY

    MORE STABLE HOME FOR CHILDREN.

    HTSPWITH

    FAMILIES enjoy closer connections and less stress, creating a

    and

    In SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA in 2013, the average family had

    of people were living on LESS THAN $1.25 a day.48%

    to require emergency care.

    to experience depression and stress.

    CHILDREN are MOTHERS are

    2X6X

    CHILDREN display greater

    COGNITIVE development at

    6 months when fathers are more involved.

    OVER

    Without a father SHARING RESPONSIBILITY:

    When the FAMILY GROWS and stress increases, fathers can

    emotionally withdraw or may physically abandon their family.

    CHILDREN5.1

    and

    MORE LIKELY

    MORE LIKELY

  • ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES AROUND THE GLOBEfor Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP)

    AI158376_1115 2015 World Vision, Inc.World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

    JOIN US IN ADVOCATINGfor HTSP and bringing justice and hope to families around the world.

    the CHALLENGE the CALL

    He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?

    To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NIV)

    5 KEY BENEFITS of HTSP:

    REDUCED POVERTY in communities

    GREATER CHANCE of full-term pregnancies

    improved QUALITY OF LIFE for families

    LOWER RISK of early or forced marriage

    BETTER HEALTH for mothers and children

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    10

    MILLION WOMEN

    TWO YEARS.

    in developing countries who wish to DELAY or AVOID PREGNANCY lack the resources to do so.

    HTSPbut only if we make it accessible TO THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST.

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    TIMES

    PREGNANCY and

    CHILDBIRTH

    Complications from

    continue to be a LEADING CAUSE of death for young mothers in the developing world.

    Babies whose mothers DIE are

    more likely to die within

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