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April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"..the rate of teenage pregnancies is among the lowest in Europe and is continuing to fall: less than 2% of all births occur in women younger than 20 years" (90).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Recalling its concluding observations of 1999, the Committee continues to be concerned at the high rate of teenage pregnancies, which is among the highest in Europe" (12).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"There was also a decrease in the number of pregnancies among girls and adolescent girls" (36).
Feb. 23, 2021, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, MARR-LAW-1, CBMC-DATA-1

"Social stigma around pre-marital relationships and pregnancy is another factor. The research indicates two in five adolescent girls drop out due to pregnancy or child, early and forced marriage, again much higher than the global average" (para 11).
Sept. 2, 2020, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"Tanzania is among countries with the highest adolescent pregnancy and birth rates in the world, with 21 percent of girls aged 15 to 19 having given birth based on a 2015/16 survey by the Tanzania’s own Bureau of Statistics" (para 4).
Aug. 10, 2020, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"By comparison, Colombia's rate is 66.7 per 1,000 teens ages 15-19" (para 20).
Aug. 10, 2020, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Nicol Ramarez is 15 and already a mother" (para 8). "Government data shows that teenage pregnancies continued to steadily increase during his time in power" (para 13). "The extent of Venezuela's birth control shortage and the impact on women is difficult to quantify in part because the government has not released information on key indicators like teenage pregnancy since 2012. According to those now dated figures, just over 23% of all births in Venezuela were to women under the age of 20" (para 18). "Some independent health organizations and women's rights groups contend the rate could now be as high as 28%. A study of four hospitals last year found...more
Aug. 8, 2020, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Approximately 2,000 girls under 14 give birth in Ecuador each year" (para 20).
July 26, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"[T]he proportion of births out of wedlock remains low at 2.2% in 2013" (4).
June 28, 2020, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Campaigners point to the hard lessons learned during the Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 11,000 people across west Africa. Thousands of girls were left vulnerable and forced to fend for themselves after schools were closed for months on end, which saw more than 18,000 girls fall pregnant in Sierra Leone alone, according to the UN population fund" (para 8).
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Table 5.11 shows the percentage of women age 15-19 who had given birth or were pregnant with their first child at the time of the survey, according to background characteristics. Overall, 12% of women age 15-19 have begun childbearing (10% have had a live birth and 3% are pregnant with their first child)" (83). "The percentage of teenagers who have given birth or are pregnant with their first child has remained more or less the same over the past decade (13% in 2006 and 12% in 2016-18)" (83). "Patterns by background characteristics: 1) The proportion of teenagers who have begun childbearing rises rapidly with age, from 3% at age 15...more
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"In India, 8 percent of women age 15-19 have begun childbearing; 5 percent of women have had a live birth and 3 of women percent are pregnant with their first child. Trends: The level of teenage childbearing declined between 2005-06 (16%) and 2015-16 (8%). The decline is higher for women who have had a live birth (from 12% to 5%) than for women who were pregnant with their first child (from 4% to 3%) between 2005-06 and 2015-16" (83).
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Ninety-two percent of children under age 18 live with both biological parents (Table 2.10)" (pg 11). "In Syrian-headed households, only 81% of children under age 18 live with both biological parents, as compared with 93% of Jordanian children and 94% of children of other nationalities. In the case of Syrian children who live with their mother but not with their father, the father is alive among 11% of children and dead among 4% of children" (pg 11).
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"The 2017 IDHS finding shows that in Indonesia, 7% of women age 15-19 have begun childbearing: 5% have given birth and 2% are pregnant with their first child (Table 5.11). The percentage of women age 15-19 who have given birth or are pregnant with their first child declined from 10% in the 2012 IDHS to 7% in the 2017 IDHS" (69). Figure 5.11 shows the rates of teenage pregnancy and motherhood by level of education among women aged 15-19. 15% of those with no education have begun childbearing, compared with 23% of those with some primary, 37% of those who completed primary, 7% of women who had some secondary education,...more
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Among women age 15-19, only 2% have started childbearing (i.e., have already had a birth or are pregnant with their first child)" (67). "In the Maldives, less than 2% of women age 15-19 have begun childbearing: 1% have given birth, and an additional 0.6% are pregnant with their first child...The percentage of teenagers who have given birth or are pregnant with their first child has remained more or less the same since 2009" (71).
Feb. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Over three-quarters (77%) of children under the age of 18 live with both biological parents (Table 2.10). Ten percent of children under the age of 18 does not live with a biological parent. For most of these fostered children, both of their biological parents are alive. An additional 9% of children live with their mother but not their father. For 6% of children, at least one biological parent has died. The percentage of children who do not live with a biological parent, or with one or both parents dead, increases with age" (pg 11). "Fostering and orphanhood among children under age 18 are similar in the 2009-10 and 2016 TLDHS....more
Jan. 2, 2020, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Despite the fall in births among married women, the majority of births continue to be within marriage. The 48.4 per cent of babies born outside wedlock last year is short of the peak 50 per cent point" (para 24).
Dec. 14, 2019, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"…the number of births in Japan--a country where few people have children out of wedlock-- is also tumbling" (para 15).
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Furthermore, the local director of the registry office, Assad Hassanzadeh, disclosed that at least 44 under-fifteen-year-old girls gave birth in the same period" (para. 2).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Tanzania has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world, with widespread sexual violence and girls exchanging sex for school fees, food and shelter, according to the UN" (para. 18).
July 21, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Tanzanian schools routinely expel girls who become pregnant, who are thought to number about 8,000 a year" (para 4). "In 2017, a Human Rights Watch report concluded that the discriminatory policy contributed to 1.5 million children being out of school in the country" (para 10). "Tanzania has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world, with widespread sexual violence and girls exchanging sex for school fees, food and shelter, according to the UN" (para 18).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"The level of teenage pregnancy (ages 15-19) increased to 12 per cent in 2014 from 8 per cent in 2010. Fertility is concentrated among married 18–19 year old women. In 2014, the percentage of teenage (18 and 19 years old) pregnancy was 18.4 per cent and 31.3 per cent respectively" (43).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Overall, 92 percent of births were wanted at the time of conception, 6 percent were reported as mistimed (wanted later), and 2 percent were unwanted" (65).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Almost all births in the 5 years before the survey were wanted at the time of conception (95%). Only 3% of births were mistimed (that is, wanted at a later date), and 2% were not wanted at all (Table 6.5 and Figure 6.4)" (74).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Teenage pregnancies are at the lowest rates ever recorded - the under 18 conception rate in 2015 was 21.0 conceptions per thousand women aged 15 to 17" (26).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"The annual teen pregnancy rate in Peru is 13 percent of all pregnancies – a percentage that rises as high as 30 percent in Amazon jungle regions such as Loreto" (para. 20).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, at: (a) The high rate of teenage pregnancy, resulting in girls dropping out of school, and the limited evaluation of the adolescent mothers programme, meaning that no representative data exist to determine its effectiveness in preventing a second pregnancy in adolescents" (page 9).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"There is a high rate of girls under 14 giving birth, some as young as 10" (para 7). "A quarter of Ugandan women will have a child by 19. On average, they don’t start seeking contraception until they have at least two kids" (para 9).
Oct. 28, 2018, 6:46 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CBMC-DATA-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. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: CBMC-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). "The fertility of married women differs very little from that of the national average, except at the youngest ages where the percentage of unmarried women is still significant. In Comoran society, children born outside of marriage are not highly regarded: fertility is generally legitimate. As such, 57% of currently married women age 15-49 years have already had at least one child versus 10% for all women in...more