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Latest items for MABFC-DATA-1

June 12, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger

"The law allows a girl deemed to be “sufficiently mature” to marry at 15. Some families entered into marriage agreements under which rural girls 12 or even younger were sent to their husband’s families to be under the “supervision” of their mothers-in-law. According to UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), 28 percent of women ages 20-24 married before age 15 and 76 percent married before age 18. According to the 2012 DHS, 36 percent of women 20-24 years old were first married or in union before they were 15 years old. Prevalence of child marriage was highest in the south, in the Diffa, Zinder, Maradi, and Tahoua regions. The Ministry...more
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth among women age 25-49 has changed little since 1992; the current age is 19 years, which is virtually identical to 1992 (18.9 years)" (69).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Considering pregnant woman attending prenatal consultation (health sector administrative data), in 2014 close to 2 in every 10 were teenagers under 19 years of age (18.2 per cent), when in 2010 they represented 3 in every 10 pregnant women (30.5 per cent). Younger teenagers (under 17 years of age) represented close to 4 per cent of the total, in 2014, while in 2007 they represented 11.4 per cent" (19).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth ranges from a low of 21.4 years among women age 40-44 to 24.4 years among women age 25-29. The median age at first birth cannot be computed for women age 15-19 and age 20-24 because less than half of these women had a live birth before the beginning of the age group" (62). "Table 5.11 shows that, overall, 4 percent of women age 15-19 (teenagers) had begun childbearing, with 3 percent reporting they were already mothers, and 1 percent pregnant with their first child" (63).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth among women age 25-49 is 23.5 years" (57).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The 2017-18 ADHS findings indicate that childbearing begins relatively late: only 13% of women age 25-49 have given birth by age 20 and the median age at first birth among women age 25-49 is 23.8 years (Table 5.10)" (72).
April 22, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

Table no. 3 shows average age of mother by childbirth order of live births in BiH between 2010 and 2014. Regarding their first birth, in 2010 the average age is 25,9 years; in 2011 it was 26,3 years; in 2012 it was 26,5 years; in 2013 it was 26,7 years and in 2014, it was 26,9 years (5).
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The Committee is, however, concerned that, notwithstanding the provision of free contraceptives, early pregnancy rates and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, among young women remain high" (9). Exact rates are not provided (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Adolescent pregnancy, being a multi-factor phenomenon, calls for invoking the responsibility of the State, the family and society; this prompted the development of the 'Strategy of Comprehensive Care for Children and Adolescents with Emphasis on Prevention of Teenage Pregnancies (2015–2024) — Exercise your Rights and Change the World'" (26).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth among women age 25-49 is 21.9 years" (59).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth among women age 25-49 is 19.2 years" (77).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Speaking to IPS, Olga Isaza of Colombia, Unicef’s deputy representative in Peru, first specified the figures for child motherhood in the country, which serves as an example of the phenomenon in the region. She said that between 2011 and 2017, the public health system attended 14,325 births to girls under 15. In addition, in 2015 the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status registered 1,538 newborns to mothers between the ages of 11 and 14 years" (para. 17, 18). This is an extreme age occurrence, rather than an average (SLE - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey

"440,000 girls under the age of 18 have become mothers since 2002, 15,937 of them below the age of 15" (para 19).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"When Fati was 12-years old, her father removed her from school in Niamey and sent her to Nigeria to marry a 40-year-old man. A year later, she was hospitalized with injuries inflicted by her new husband. It took several months before she was well enough for discharge, and while she was still in the hospital recovering, her husband divorced her. By that time, she was the mother of a small boy" (para 1-2). "Aichatou had to leave school at age 15 after she was forced to marry a 30-year-old man. At age 16, shortly after giving birth to her first child, she was widowed" (para 3).
Jan. 8, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Vásquez gave birth to her first child when she was 20. He lived with his grandparents, so Vásquez could continue working" (para 10).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia

"'Child marriage practices in Malaysia are often driven by poverty, patriarchal structures, customs and misconceptions around pre-marital sex.' 'To help a child climb out of poverty, you must educate her, not marry her,' one 15-year-old bride told the Special Rapporteur" (para 3-4).
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

Table 20 shows the pregnancy and breastfeeding rate between 12 and 19 years of age. Between 12 to 14 years of age, 181 women are pregnant, 903 are breastfeeding, giving a total of 1,084 girls. They represent a 0.1% of the national pregnancy/breastfeeding rate. Between 15 to 19 years of age, 12,527 women are pregnant, 20,640 are breastfeeding, giving a total of 33,167 girls. They represent a 3.2% of the national pregnancy/breastfeeding rate. In total, in the 12 to 19 years range, there are 12,708 pregnant women, 21,543 women breastfeeding, for a total of 34,251 women. They represent a 3.3% national pregnancy/breastfeeding rate (52). Table 22 shows the rate of...more
Dec. 14, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"[Kachindamoto] was shocked when she saw girls as young as 12 with babies and teenaged husbands, and was soon ordering the people to give up their ways" (para 7). "A 2012 United Nations survey found that more than half of Malawi's girls were married before the age of 18. It ranked Malawi 8th out of 20 countries thought to have the highest child-marriage rates in the world" (para 9).
Dec. 14, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: Malawi

"Malawi has one of the highest incidents of child marriage in the world with 1 in 2 girls getting married before the age of 18. The practice is closely linked to poverty where, in the rural areas, girls are married off to improve their families’ financial situations" (para 4).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"In a country where one in four women have a child by 19" (para 1)
Oct. 28, 2018, 6:46 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"A 13-year-old girl in Guatemala has given birth to triplets after being raped by a man who was selling sweets in the street" (para 1). "Oscar [Observatory on Sexual and Reproductive Health of Guatemala] said it was only one of 2,102 pregnancies involving girls, aged between 10 and 14, between January and July this year in the country. And another 59,584 teenage girls, aged 15 to 19, became pregnant over the same period" (para 8-9).
Oct. 27, 2018, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"This new mother is 13 years old, and was 12 when she gave birth" (para 2). "In Nampula, the province where Miss Nelmane lives, 60 per cent of teenage girls will get pregnant before they are 19" (para 13).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

Table on page xix, 'Indicators for following-up with the millennium development goals disaggregated by gender,' indicates that the adolescent birth rate is: 55.1% in Moroni, 69.8% in other cities, 65.8% in all urban areas, 72.3% in rural areas and 70.3% overall (page xix). "Approximately one young woman age 15-19 years out of ten (11%) has already begun childbearing" (page 55). "Overall, there are differences in fertility at all ages and women in rural areas have an earlier fertility than in urban areas" (page 57). "Just 10% of young women under age 20 and 40% of women age 20-24 have already given birth to at least one child" (page 61). "Table...more
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The government’s positions on reproductive health are contradictory. On one hand, it offers stipends to pregnant women and for every new child born, even as Venezuela holds the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Latin America. Inflation has rendered these already small stipends minuscule – 700,000 bolivars ($0.39) per pregnancy and 1 million bolivars ($0.56) per newborn — but León argues that they have contributed to a culture that encourages motherhood at any age. 'It’s a cultural thing, more accentuated in lower-income areas: Maternity is not a choice, but part of your fate,' she said" (para 8.) "'Some patients got sterilized at 18 or 19 years old with only one...more
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"By 17, she had entered into an arranged marriage. Within a year, she had given birth to a child, divorced, then remarried and divorced again" (para 3).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Research conducted by an international organization in 2012 indicated that 24 percent of girls ages 15 to 19 were already mothers or pregnant for the first time. In adolescents with only a primary education or less, these rates increased to 42 and 46 percent, respectively" (para 108)
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:49 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Annet Nyaburu is only 18 years old, but she is a mother of two boys, aged 4 and 3. At 13, she fell pregnant and dropped out of school after her mother, a widow, decided she was better off married to the father of her child to secure her future" (para 1). "As many as three in ten Ugandan girls have their first child before their 18th birthday; more than a third marry before the age of 18" (para 4). "Our report shows that close relationships exist between child marriage, teen pregnancy, and the low level of education reached by large numbers of girls. It shows that child marriage is...more
Sept. 10, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The woman had threatened to rip up her daughter’s passport if she did not marry the 34-year-old Pakistani national who had got her pregnant when she was just 13" (para. 8)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

“In 2013, the mean age for women at the time of their first birth was 26.0 years, compared with 21.4 years in 1970” (174)
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age for women having their first child was 28.6 in 2015, up slightly from 2014 when it was 28.4, gradually increasing for the past eight years. This varies by ethnicity: 29 years for European, 30 years for Asian and 24 years for Māori and Pacific women" (page 33-34).