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María José Guerra Santiago washes dishes at her home in Juchitán, Mexico on February 17, 2016. María José, 17, proudly wears a wedding ring – she got married in January, and is five-months pregnant. She looks forward to the respect she says being a married woman – a señora - and having a baby will bring her in the eyes of others. Unlike her husband, she used to love going dancing but now she lives with her in-laws in Juchitán in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. “I won’t be able to play like I did before,” she laments. While Mexico has outlawed marriage under the age of 18, many young girls become unofficial wives and mothers much earlier. In Juchitán, teenage pregnancy is expected, even prized. Mexico ranks first in teenage pregnancies among the member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Photo by Bénédicte Desrus