Top 10 Countries With Highest Teenage Pregnancy Rate

Top 10 Countries With Highest Teenage Pregnancy Rate

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When a girl get pregnant under the age of 20 it is called teenage pregnancy and it is very serious social problem especially in European countries. Although birth of a child is a moment of happiness but if the mother is immature and unmarried then it will become a huge problem for both mother and child that’s why European countries are taking steps to overcome this serious social issue. The newly born baby due to teenage pregnancy suffers some health issues from its birth to throughout its life like weakness, laziness etc. There are many reasons of teenage pregnancy in different countries like low educational level, poverty, media propagation, early marriage, sexual abuse and immaturity. It can destroy the economy and increase the birth rate of a country so it every country must take steps to control this issue.

Here we have a list of top ten countries with highest teenage pregnancy rate in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Rank

 Country

 Birth Rate/1000 of Teenage Girls

1.

 USA

 52.6

2.

 UK

 31.4

3.

 New Zealand

 30.1

4.

 Slovakia

 27.3

5.

 Hungary

 26.7

6.

 Iceland

 24.9

7.

 Portugal

 22.8

8.

 Canada

 20.5

9.

 Poland

 18.8

10.

 Ireland

 18.6

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