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Latest items for MABFC-DATA-1

July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"At the request of the Female Parliamentarians of Timor-Leste Group (GMPTL) following the 2016 National Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Rights, the Government, UNFPA and Plan International conducted a research in 2017 to identify the root causes leading to teenage pregnancy and early marriage in the country. It showed that early marriages are generally the cause of teenage pregnancy. Nonetheless, the research also stresses that early marriage is not a positive social norm, suggesting that this issue could be addressed through sexual education48 and access to family planning for youth" (12). "In 2016, 7 per cent of teenagers aged 15-19 have begun childbearing, 5 per cent have given birth and...more
June 28, 2022, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth among women age 20-49 is 18.6 years. Forty-three percent of women gave birth before age 18. 28% of women age 15-19 have begun childbearing, a decline of 3 percentage points since 2014. The 4th HPNSP aims to reduce teenage childbearing to 25% by 2022" (55). "Among all women, the mean number of children ever born is 2.0; among currently married women, the mean is 2.4. Currently married women have an average of 2.2 living children. Number of children ever born increases with women’s age; on average, women age 45-49 have given birth to 4.0 children, of whom 3.5 were still living at the time...more
June 21, 2022, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The insufficient access to affordable family planning services, especially in the hinterland regions, illustrated by the high rates of unmet family planning needs and the fact that 15 per cent of girls between 15 and 19 years of age have already begun bearing children" (11).
May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Within the scope of fight against early marriages, the fertility rate among adolescents in Turkey (average live births per 1.000 women between 15–19 age group) has declined to 17 per thousand in 2019 while it was 49 per thousand in 2001" (24).
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"...from 1961 to 2005, there has been the record of halving the average number of children per woman, along with the increased average maternal age at first birth" (12).
Jan. 14, 2022, 6:24 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"In addition, 22 percent of girls ages 15 to 19 had been pregnant, an issue directly related to early marriage" (19). Although not necessarily age when the first child is born, ages of first pregnancies are closely related (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The average age of women when they give birth to their first child may differ from urban to rural areas. In rural areas the age of women may range from 13 to 16 years old. Whereas in the urban areas it may range from 18 to 21 years of age" (1).
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"According to the Turkish Statistical Institute,... 10 percent [of women] gave birth to their first child before the age of 18" (57).
July 1, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"It takes a lot of maturity for one to be able to attend classes while pregnant. Looking at the ages involved, that is between 12 and 18" (para 22).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"...from 1961 to 2005, there has been the record of halving the average number of children per woman, along with the increased average maternal age at first birth" (12).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The average age of women when giving birth to the first child over the same period has increased from 23.9 years old to 24.4 years old" (7).
Jan. 4, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The practice of child marriage has also been overlooked in Central America, where institutionalized racism, poverty, ambiguous laws, and lack of opportunity fuel high rates in rural communities. For example, notwithstanding a legal prohibition against marriage before age eighteen in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2010, twelve percent of adolescent girls fifteen to seventeen were married through formal or informal unions, and about 54 percent of those girls already had at least one child" (para 3).
Dec. 24, 2020, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Venezuela has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in South America" (para 7).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"[S]he feared lockdown measures may have caused a spike in unwanted teen pregnancies" (para 10).
Sept. 9, 2020, 1:53 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

In Azerbaijan, the average age of women at their first birth is approximately 23.2 years.
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. 11, 2020, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1, MABFC-DATA-1

“In the event that a girl is allowed to live, she is married off at 12, or 13, even before she can say “adult”. She gives birth to her first child within the first year of her marriage, and then mothers many, many more in the years to come” (para 3).
July 26, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The mean age of Japanese mothers at first childbirth has risen from 25.6 in 1970 to 30.4 in 2013" (4).
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth among women age 25-49 in Nepal is 20.4 years. Median age at first birth has changed little over the last two decades (19.8 years in 1996 and 20.4 years in 2016)" (93). "In Nepal, 17% of women age 15-19 have begun childbearing; 13% have had a live birth, and 4% are pregnant with their first child. Trends: After declining between 2001 (21%) and 2011 (17%), teenage childbearing has remained constant over the past 5 years (17%)" (93).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"he number of births by teenage mothers, for example, plummeted to 78.9 per 1,000 in 2010 from 130.5 in 2000. That is still high by Western standards (the figure for the United States is 41.2), but it is below the 86.3 per thousand in India" (para. 15).
July 3, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The age at which childbearing commences has a direct influence on a woman’s cumulative fertility, particularly when there is little or no contraceptive use. The earlier a woman begins childbearing, the greater her likelihood of having many children. Also, having children at too young an age can have negative repercussions for the mother’s health and can put her child’s health at risk. In Zambia, the median age at first birth among women age 20-49 is 19.2 years" (77). "Teenagers who have early exposure to sexual intercourse are thereby at risk of pregnancy and childbearing. The 2018 ZDHS collected data on pregnancy in late adolescence (age 15-19). Twenty-nine percent of adolescents...more
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"In Papua New Guinea, childbearing tends to start relatively late; the median age at first birth among women age 25-49 is 21.9 years. This means that half of women age 25-49 give birth for the first time before age 22 (Table 5.9)" (83). "Median age at first birth among women age 25-49 has increased since 2006, from 20.8 years to 21.9 years" (83). "Patterns by background characteristics: 1) Median age at first birth does not vary strongly by background characteristics. It is slightly higher among urban women than rural women and shows a tendency to increase slightly with increasing education and household wealth (Table 5.10). 2) By province, median age...more
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth among women age 25-49 in India is 21.0 years" (82).
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth among women age 25-49 is 20.4 years. This means that half of women age 25-49 give birth for the first time before age 21" (97). "19% of teenage women age 15-19 have begun childbearing; 14% have given birth, and 4% are pregnant with their first child" (97). "Seventy-five percent of women have given birth by age 25" (101). "Urban women age 25-49 begin childbearing 3.3 years later than their peers in rural areas (22.3 years versus 19.0 years)" (101). "The median age at first birth ranges from 18.1 years among women in the North West to 24.3 years among women in the South East....more
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth is 24.6 years among women age 25-49" (pg 75). "5% of women age 15-19 have begun childbearing" (pg 75). " Childbearing is also high among women age 30-34, with an ASFR of 137" (pg 76). "Only 7% of women age 25-49 gave birth before age 18. The median age at first birth in Jordan is 24.6 years among women age 25-49" (pg 79). "In Jordan, 5% of women age 15-19 have begun childbearing: 3% have given birth, and an additional 2% are pregnant with their first child" (pg 79). "1% [of women] gave birth to a child before age 15" (pg 79).more
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Age at first birth defines the onset of family building. In Pakistan, there is a tradition of starting childbearing soon after marriage. If initiated at an early age, childbearing contributes to population momentum apart from its direct relationship with exposure to pregnancy and other health risks. Among women age 25-49, 64% gave birth by age 25 and 17% have never given birth. The median age at first birth among women age 25-49 is 22.8 years. Trends: There has been a marginal increase in median age at first birth since 2012-13" (88). "In Pakistan, 8% of women age 15-19 have started childbearing; 6% have had a live birth, and 2% are...more
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth among women age 25-49 is 22.4 years (Table 5.9). This figure is almost the same as that in the 2012 IDHS (22 years)" (67). "Patterns by background characteristics: 1) Women age 25-49 in urban areas have their first birth, on average, 2 years later than women in rural areas (23.5 years versus 21.4 years) (Table 5.10 and Figure 5.7). 2) The median age at first birth increases with education and household wealth. For example, the median age at first birth increases from 21.3 years among women in the lowest quintile to 24.6 years among women in the highest quintile" (68). Figure 5.8 titled "Median...more
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth among women age 25-49 is 23.2 years" (67). "The median age at first birth increased since 2009. Among women age 35-49, the median age at first birth was 21.2 years in 2009, after which it increased to 23.2 years in 2016-17" (71). "Women age 25-49 in Male region begin childbearing almost two years later than their peers in other atolls" (71). "By region, median age at first birth ranges from 21.7 years among women in Central region to 24.4 years among women in Male" (71). "Median age at first birth tends to increase with increasing education and wealth" (71).
March 16, 2020, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"It remains a concern, however, that Afghanistan’s maternal mortality ratio is the highest in South Asia, at 390/100,000 live births and the adolescent birthrate (ages 15-19) is 74 per 1,000 births." (1).
March 7, 2020, 6:39 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Early marriages result in early pregancies, which compromises the girls’ future as many do not go to school once they are of marriageable age. Medical sources indicate that 40 percent of young brides fall pregnant a few months after marriage" (para 9).