Early Marriagies, adolescent and Pregnancies


  
Abstract

  In 2008, there were 16 million births to mothers aged 15–19 years, representing 11% of all births worldwide. About 95% of these births occurred in low- and middle-income countries. The global adolescent birth rate has declined from 60 per 1000 in 1990 to 48 per 1000 in 2007, with rates ranging from 5 per 1000 women in eastern Asia to 121 per 1000 in sub-Saharan Africa in 2007. Although adolescent birth rates are declining, the absolute number of births has declined less, owing to the increase in the adolescent population. Moreover, in many countries, the proportion of births (among women of all ages) that occur in adolescents has increased, because of the reduction of fertility in older women (Extract)

Source
http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/EB130/B130_12-en.pdf
Author

World Health Organization

Country

GLOBAL

Contact Details

admin@khubmarriage18.org

Year Of Publication

2011