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Teenage Pregnancy Rates by Country 2024

Country
Birth Rate Age 15 to 19
Central African Republic184.4
Mozambique180.1
Mali163.6
Angola162.7
Madagascar143
Tanzania138.9
Chad138.7
Malawi135.6
Zambia134.6
Niger132

Sources indicate that more than 13 million children are born to women below 20 years of age. And more than 90% (approximately 12 million births) of such births occur in developing countries, with African countries taking the top ranks. This is a significant percentage of the total number of births each day. Keep reading to learn the teenage pregnancy rates by country out of every 1,000 teenage girls.

Niger, (203.6 Out Of 1,000 Girls)

Niger, a country in West Africa, takes the lead with the rate of 203.6 out of 1,000 teenagers. The leading causes of teenage pregnancy in Niger include lack of proper parental care, lack of sex education, peer pressure, low education level, and poverty, which leads to early marriage. According to the International Development Research Center (IDRC) report, 57% of girls in Niger start reproductive life before 18 years. It also indicates that 76.3% of girls get married before attaining 19 years. Further, the report indicates that 34.4% of deaths among girls below 19 years are linked to early pregnancies.

Mali, (175.44 Out Of 1,000 Girls)

Mali, another west African country, comes second after Niger, with a teenage pregnancy rate of 175.44 out of every 1,000 women aged between 15 and 19 years. Like the case for Niger, most girls in the country are married before 18 years, and ⅓ of them give birth before 19.

Sources indicate that the leading causes of early pregnancy in the country include peer influence, coercive sexual relations, early marriage, lack of parental guidance, lack of counselling, lack of affordable education, lack of sexual education, and drug abuse, among others.

Angola (166.6 Out Of 1,000 Girls)

According to the world atlas, Angola ranks 3rd among countries with the highest teenage pregnancies, with 166.6 out of 1,000 women aged below 20. The underlying causes of these teenage pregnancies include lack of family planning awareness, limited access to qualified health workers, poverty, rape, and lack of access to quality education.

Indeed, education is the leading cause of teenage pregnancies in the country. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 75% of the girls in Angola have access to primary school education, but only 15.5% of the girls make it to secondary school. With a vast percentage of teenage girls remaining at home, the country is likely to experience a surge in teenage pregnancies due to early marriages and early sexual practices by this illiterate teenage population.

Guinea (141.67 Out Of 1,000)

The world atlas ranks Guinea fourth, with a teenage pregnancy rate of 141.67. The causes of teenage pregnancy are lack of education, lack of sexual awareness, poverty, peer pressure, rape, sexual advances by older men, use of cell phones, and other causes discussed in the earlier sections.

According to UNICEF, early childbearing can derail the girls' otherwise healthy development and trample on their education, health, and social status. Some even face rejection from their close associates, including family, leading to suicide.

To reduce the high teenage pregnancies, the government of Guinea and other African countries should invest in comprehensive sexual education, girls' education, community sensitization, health education, and sufficient medical infrastructure.

  • Data display reported births to teen mothers. Unreported births and aborted (or otherwise incomplete) pregnancies are excluded.
  • In many countries, particularly less-developed or low-income countries, women often marry in their mid-to-late teens. In such societies, teen pregnancies are generally considered a welcome aspect of a normal marriage.

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Country
Birth Rate Age 15 to 19 (per 1k women)
Birth Rate Aged 10 to 14 (per 1k women)
Birth Rate Aged 15 to 19 - Year 2021 (per 1k women)
Central African Republic184.48161
Mozambique180.14.4166
Mali163.66.8150
Angola162.710.7138
Madagascar14371119
Tanzania138.915124
Chad138.73.9138
Malawi135.62.1118
Zambia134.62.9117
Niger1324170
Liberia128.13.8123
Uganda127.911108
Burkina Faso127.31.2111
Cameroon122.22.9110
Guinea119.64.4115
Ivory Coast118.85105
Somalia115.912118
DR Congo1093.4109
Benin108.41.892
Zimbabwe107.91294
Sierra Leone101.93.9101
Honduras97.12.572
Nauru9472
Mauritania89.66.378
Eswatini87.11.270
Sudan86.82.380
Sao Tome and Principe86.10.479
Lesotho84.50.190
Guinea Bissau84.41.688
Laos83.42.673
Venezuela81.13.183
Togo78.91578
Ghana780.764
Solomon Islands77.960
Nigeria74.61.9102
Bangladesh740.975
Ethiopia73.50.569
Kenya73264
Republic of the Congo722.5104
Senegal71.30.966
Bolivia7164
Israel718
Iraq701.662
Papua New Guinea67.81.155
Guyana64.91.367
Gambia64.81.163
Namibia63.965
Nepal63.10.464
Afghanistan62.10.283
Panama61.72.270
Seychelles61.41.353
Guatemala58.864
Burundi58.20.754
Ecuador58.12.263
Cambodia57.40.145
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines55.20.848
Samoa54.90.544
Haiti54.81.353
Pakistan540.442
Colombia52.82.659
Paraguay52.30.870
Belize51.20.957
Mexico50.7154
Kiribati50.61.840
Botswana50.20.349
El Salvador50.12.156
Suriname49.1256
Cuba47.61.249
Egypt46.945
Brazil43.12.345
Palestine42.843
Dominican Republic42.4166
Argentina41.81.239
Tajikistan41.745
Azerbaijan41.640
South Africa40.71061
Tuvalu40.333
Cape Verde400.455
Comoros3858
Bulgaria37.91.339
Saint Lucia37.80.937
Indonesia36.10.334
Jamaica35.933
Grenada35.933
Romania351.436
Philippines34.80.548
Palau34.543
Uzbekistan34.3NaN16
Peru33.7157
Kyrgyzstan32.6NaN35
Antigua and Barbuda32.50.333
Cook Islands32.50.3
Rwanda31.30.232
Fiji31.127
Uruguay29.10.536
Vietnam290.235
Turkmenistan27.522
Thailand27.433
Georgia27.20.132
Jordan270.425
Slovakia26.90.326
Costa Rica26.91.137
Mongolia26.90.127
Bahamas26.40.326
Moldova24.70.128
Iran24.50.430
Myanmar24.50.133
Kazakhstan22.9NaN22
Morocco21.7NaN26
Hungary21.40.422
Mauritius20.70.425
Chile18.90.524
Sri Lanka16.5NaN16
Russia16.20.115
North Macedonia16.20.416
Puerto Rico15.60.119
Turkey15.2NaN17
Ukraine14.50.116
Armenia13.9NaN19
Serbia13.60.215
Albania13.20.315
Algeria1212
Belarus11.60.112
Malta110.111
Libya10.97
India10.60.217
New Zealand10.113
United Kingdom100.111
Latvia1011
Montenegro9.50.110
Czech Republic8.80.110
Bahrain8.6NaN9
Greece8.50.48
Poland8.2NaN10
Lithuania8.2NaN10
Bhutan8.119
Estonia7.90.19
Brunei7.90.310
Malaysia7.80.19
Australia7.80.18
Cyprus7.70.27
Croatia7.6NaN9
Qatar7.67
Oman7.10.110
Germany6.50.17
China6.111
France5.70.110
Portugal5.70.17
Canada5.6NaN7
Spain5.30.76
Kuwait5.26
Maldives5.10.17
Austria5NaN6
Belgium4.90.15
United Arab Emirates4.93
Ireland4.9NaN6
Slovenia4.20.14
Tunisia47
Luxembourg3.94
Finland3.7NaN4
Italy3.34
Iceland3.35
Japan2.5NaN3
Netherlands2.43
Sweden2.4NaN3
Singapore2.4NaN3
Norway1.72
San Marino1.44
Switzerland1.3NaN2
Denmark1.3NaN2
South Korea0.7NaN2
Andorra0.56
Saudi Arabia12
Yemen54
North Korea2
South Sudan99
Nicaragua86
Lebanon20
Eritrea64
Gabon91
Equatorial Guinea140
Trinidad and Tobago38
Djibouti23
Macau3
Vanuatu64
French Polynesia33
New Caledonia22
Barbados42
Curacao23
Guam35
Micronesia36
Tonga19
Aruba14
Isle of Man18
Dominica38
Cayman Islands12
Bermuda8
Greenland36
Faroe Islands10
Northern Mariana Islands33
Saint Kitts and Nevis38
Turks and Caicos Islands17
American Samoa30
Marshall Islands58
Liechtenstein3
Monaco7
Gibraltar12
British Virgin Islands14
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Which country has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy?

Niger currently has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies. just over 203 girls out of every 1,000 become pregnant as a teen.

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