The Rate of Child Pregnancy in Africa.

In a recent time experienced a development boom with a number of countries trying to work towards acquiring middle income status in the couple of years .

A lot of strides have been made in a various sectors such as education, health, infrastructure, and technology among others.

The women empowerment programs going on across the continent , they have managed to make some progress towards being integrated into mainstream society and enjoying the same privileges like their male counterparts.
The rate of  teenage pregnancies across the continent still remains high especially for rural population where poverty levels are still the major problem for the families to have a standard of living compared to urban populations.
In 2017, there were 18.8 births for every 1,000 adolescent females ages 15-19, or 194,377 babies born to females in this age group. Births to teens ages 15-19 account for 5.0 percent of all births in 2017.
The rate among teens become pregnant before reaching the age of 20, whether they are single or married due to many of the potential negative outcomes from it, teen pregnancy is seen as the major problem issue in the majority of the countries today.

References

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/highest-teen-pregnancy-rates-worldwide.html

https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-development/reproductive-health-and-teen-pregnancy/teen-pregnancy-and-childbearing/trends/index.htm

. https://www.africa.com/how-early-pregnancy-has-affected-girl-child-education-in-africa/

https://www.nation.co.ke/newsplex/africanchild/2718262-5158918-15u92tl/index.html

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