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Teenage Pregnancy Rates by Country 2023

Country
Birth Rate Age 15 to 19 🔽
Uganda1279.00
Zimbabwe1079.00
Honduras971.00
Venezuela811.00
Solomon Islands779.00
Fiji311.00
Georgia272.00
Hungary214.00
Central African Republic184.40
Mozambique180.10

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.

Notes:
- Data display reported births to teen mothers. Unreported births and aborted (or otherwise incompleted) pregnancies are excluded.
- In many countries, particularly less-developed or low-income countries, women often marry in their mid-to-late teens. In such socieities, 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)
Uganda1279.0011.00108.00
Zimbabwe1079.0012.0094.00
Honduras971.002.5072.00
Venezuela811.003.1083.00
Solomon Islands779.00060.00
Fiji311.00027.00
Georgia272.000.1032.00
Hungary214.000.4022.00
Central African Republic184.408.00161.00
Mozambique180.104.40166.00
Mali163.606.80150.00
Angola162.7010.70138.00
Madagascar143.0071.00119.00
Tanzania138.9015.00124.00
Chad138.703.90138.00
Malawi135.602.10118.00
Zambia134.602.90117.00
Niger132.004.00170.00
Liberia128.103.80123.00
Burkina Faso127.301.20111.00
Cameroon122.202.90110.00
Guinea119.604.40115.00
Ivory Coast118.805.00105.00
Somalia115.9012.00118.00
DR Congo109.003.40109.00
Benin108.401.8092.00
Sierra Leone101.903.90101.00
Nauru94.00072.00
Mauritania89.606.3078.00
Eswatini87.101.2070.00
Sudan86.802.3080.00
Sao Tome and Principe86.100.4079.00
Lesotho84.500.1090.00
Guinea Bissau84.401.6088.00
Laos83.402.6073.00
Togo78.9015.0078.00
Ghana78.000.7064.00
Nigeria74.601.90102.00
Bangladesh74.000.9075.00
Ethiopia73.500.5069.00
Kenya73.002.0064.00
Republic of the Congo72.002.50104.00
Senegal71.300.9066.00
Bolivia71.00064.00
Israel71.0008.00
Oman71.000.1010.00
Iraq70.001.6062.00
Papua New Guinea67.801.1055.00
Guyana64.901.3067.00
Gambia64.801.1063.00
Namibia63.90065.00
Nepal63.100.4064.00
Afghanistan62.100.2083.00
Panama61.702.2070.00
Seychelles61.401.3053.00
Guatemala58.80064.00
Burundi58.200.7054.00
Ecuador58.102.2063.00
Cambodia57.400.1045.00
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines55.200.8048.00
Samoa54.900.5044.00
Haiti54.801.3053.00
Pakistan54.000.4042.00
Colombia52.802.6059.00
Paraguay52.300.8070.00
Belize51.200.9057.00
Mexico50.701.0054.00
Kiribati50.601.8040.00
Botswana50.200.3049.00
El Salvador50.102.1056.00
Suriname49.102.0056.00
Cuba47.601.2049.00
Egypt46.90045.00
Brazil43.102.3045.00
Palestine42.80043.00
Dominican Republic42.401.0066.00
Argentina41.801.2039.00
Tajikistan41.70045.00
Azerbaijan41.60040.00
South Africa40.7010.0061.00
Tuvalu40.30033.00
Cape Verde40.000.4055.00
Comoros38.00058.00
Bulgaria37.901.3039.00
Saint Lucia37.800.9037.00
Indonesia36.100.3034.00
Jamaica35.90033.00
Grenada35.90033.00
Romania35.001.4036.00
Philippines34.800.5048.00
Palau34.50043.00
Uzbekistan34.30NaN16.00
Peru33.701.0057.00
Kyrgyzstan32.60NaN35.00
Antigua and Barbuda32.500.3033.00
Cook Islands32.500.300
Rwanda31.300.2032.00
Uruguay29.100.5036.00
Vietnam29.000.2035.00
Turkmenistan27.50022.00
Thailand27.40033.00
Jordan27.000.4025.00
Slovakia26.900.3026.00
Costa Rica26.901.1037.00
Mongolia26.900.1027.00
Bahamas26.400.3026.00
Moldova24.700.1028.00
Iran24.500.4030.00
Myanmar24.500.1033.00
Kazakhstan22.90NaN22.00
Morocco21.70NaN26.00
Mauritius20.700.4025.00
Chile18.900.5024.00
Sri Lanka16.50NaN16.00
Russia16.200.1015.00
North Macedonia16.200.4016.00
Puerto Rico15.600.1019.00
Turkey15.20NaN17.00
Ukraine14.500.1016.00
Armenia13.90NaN19.00
Serbia13.600.2015.00
Albania13.200.3015.00
Algeria12.00012.00
Belarus11.600.1012.00
Malta11.000.1011.00
Libya10.9007.00
India10.600.2017.00
New Zealand10.10013.00
United Kingdom10.000.1011.00
Latvia10.00011.00
Montenegro9.500.1010.00
Czech Republic8.800.1010.00
Bahrain8.60NaN9.00
Greece8.500.408.00
Poland8.20NaN10.00
Lithuania8.20NaN10.00
Bhutan8.10019.00
Estonia7.900.109.00
Brunei7.900.3010.00
Malaysia7.800.109.00
Australia7.800.108.00
Cyprus7.700.207.00
Croatia7.60NaN9.00
Qatar7.6007.00
Germany6.500.107.00
China6.10011.00
France5.700.1010.00
Portugal5.700.107.00
Canada5.60NaN7.00
Spain5.300.706.00
Kuwait5.2006.00
Maldives5.100.107.00
Austria5.00NaN6.00
Belgium4.900.105.00
United Arab Emirates4.9003.00
Ireland4.90NaN6.00
Slovenia4.200.104.00
Tunisia4.0007.00
Luxembourg3.9004.00
Finland3.70NaN4.00
Italy3.3004.00
Iceland3.3005.00
Japan2.50NaN3.00
Netherlands2.4003.00
Sweden2.40NaN3.00
Singapore2.40NaN3.00
Norway1.7002.00
San Marino1.4004.00
Switzerland1.30NaN2.00
Denmark1.30NaN2.00
South Korea0.70NaN2.00
Andorra0.5006.00
Saudi Arabia0012.00
Yemen0054.00
North Korea002.00
South Sudan0099.00
Nicaragua0086.00
Lebanon0020.00
Eritrea0064.00
Gabon0091.00
Equatorial Guinea00140.00
Trinidad and Tobago0038.00
Djibouti0023.00
Macau003.00
Vanuatu0064.00
French Polynesia0033.00
New Caledonia0022.00
Barbados0042.00
Curacao0023.00
Guam0035.00
Micronesia0036.00
Tonga0019.00
Aruba0014.00
Isle of Man0018.00
Dominica0038.00
Cayman Islands0012.00
Bermuda008.00
Greenland0036.00
Faroe Islands0010.00
Northern Mariana Islands0033.00
Saint Kitts and Nevis0038.00
Turks and Caicos Islands0017.00
American Samoa0030.00
Marshall Islands0058.00
Liechtenstein003.00
Monaco007.00
Gibraltar0012.00
British Virgin Islands0014.00
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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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