The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
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Latest items for MABFC-DATA-1

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
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"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
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"'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
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"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).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"It notes its concern regarding the high rates of maternal mortality and early pregnancies" (12).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth is 19.8 among young people age 20-49. Increases have been incremental from a median age of 19.0 in 1991-92 and 19.5 in 2010. The percentage of women age 15- 19 who have either had a birth or are pregnant is 27%; it has increased from 26% in 2004-05 and 23% in 2010" (page 105). "The age at which childbearing commences is an important determinant of the overall level of fertility as well as the health and welfare of the mother and the child. In some societies, postponement of first births due to an increase in age at marriage has contributed to overall fertility decline....more
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to enhance the provision of health services for women, including through the provision of ancestral medicine, but is concerned about...The high rate of teenage pregnancy, which can lead to increased maternal mortality" (10).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the efforts made by the State party to improve the health status of women, but notes with concern: . . . (b) The high number of adolescent pregnancies and the insufficient measures taken to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services and information, including modern contraceptives" (page 9).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, about: (a) The persisting high maternal mortality rate linked to inadequate prenatal care and the limited number of assisted childbirths, as well as the high number of early pregnancies" (13-14).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The average age of women giving birth for the first time is rising. At base, this is an unfortunate development because mother and child alike are more prone to complications with increased maternal age. High age before a first pregnancy increases the need for assisted reproductive technology. Since 2007, more than 3 per cent of children in Norway have been born after assisted reproduction" (32).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"In 2015 the ENAPEA was initiated, whose goal is to reduce by 50% the teen fertility rate by 2030, and to eliminate pregnancy in girls younger than 15 years" (page 24).
Feb. 13, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"It’s true that more than half of adolescent girls (age 12-17) who are married or in an informal union have at least one child" (para 8).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Young people who become parents before the age of 20 often need different support from those who become parents later in life. This applies, for example, to being able to complete their education in compulsory or upper secondary school. Young parents are at greater risk than other young people of ending up outside both the labour market and the education system. In 2011 the National Board for Youth Affairs was commissioned to produce supporting material for school governing bodies and other actors in order to improve the support for young parents to complete their education" (page 41).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The Committee is further concerned about the high rate of early pregnancy in the State party" (13).