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Full Name:Adolescent birth rate (ages 15 to 19 years) per 1,000 women in that age group
Full Unit: per 1,000 girls aged 15-19 years
Year-range of Data:2007 - 2017
Source:WHO Global Health Observatory data portal
Link to Source:http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.gswcah
Date Source Published:9th April 2018
Date Source Accessed:25th April 2019

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Adolescent birth rate ages 15 to 19

What does it mean ?

This indicator represents the number of babies born to girls and women ages 15 to 19 each year. This is the expected number of girls and women that will become pregnant between the ages of 15 to 19 each year out of every 1,000 women and girls in that age group. This indicator is also referred to as the age-specific fertility rate.

Why does it matter ?

Reducing adolescent fertility is essential for improving sexual and reproductive health and the social and economic wellbeing of girls and women. Adolescent girls often experience difficulties in accessing sexual and reproductive health services. Women and girls who become pregnant and give birth at a young age may experience higher risks of complications or death during pregnancy and childbirth. Their children are also more vulnerable. It is important to prevent births in the early stages of a girl's or woman's reproductive life to reduce maternal and infant mortality, and for girls and women to reach their full potential through education and work.

How is it collected ?

The preferred source of data for calculating adolescent birth rates from ages 15 to 19 years is from nationally registered births and deaths that cover 90 per cent or more of all live births. Where a civil registration system is lacking or where the coverage of that system is lower than 90 per cent of all live births, other methods are used such as household surveys or population censuses. During survey interviews, adolescent women are asked how many children they have given birth to and when the births occurred.

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More about indicator and sources

Monitoring adolescent birth rate for ages 15 to 19 globally forms part of Sustainable Development Goal 3, Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages; Target 3.7, to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes. This is also an indicator specified in the monitoring framework for the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030) under Thrive: Ensure health and wellbeing.

More information on calculations

Using data only from girls aged 15 to 19, a fertility rate is calculated by adding the number of births within the year before the survey, and dividing by the number of girls in the survey in the same age range. The adolescent birth rate is computed as a ratio. The numerator is the number of live births to women aged 15 to 19 years, and the denominator an estimate of exposure to child bearing by women aged 15 to 19 years. The computation is the same for the age group 10 to14 years. The numerator and the denominator are calculated differently for civil registration, survey and census data.

For more information, visit: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/metadata/files/Metadata-03-07-02.pdf

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