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Mongolia

Mongolia, located in west-central Asia, is one of the world's most sparsely populated nations. Khalkha Mongols are the majority ethnic group; the country's main religions are Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity. Women enjoy equal rights under the law. Key women's issues include high rates of domestic violence, poverty, and child labor. Mongolia ranked 22nd of 134 countries in the World Economic Forum's 2009 Global Gender Gap Report.

The average age of marriage is in the mid-20s. The traditional practices of arranged marriage and bridal dowries have decreased. Family sizes have also decreased. The 2009 fertility rate was 1.9 births per woman. Skilled healthcare practitioners attend 99 percent of births. The 2009 infant mortality rate was 35 per 1,000 live births and the maternal mortality rate was 46 ...

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