14 Countries with the Highest Teenage Pregnancy Rates in the World in 2020 (Updated)

We live in a nice, new, modern world in the millenary, but yet teenage pregnancy is a global phenomena across the world; therefore we need to speak about this issue, that’s why we have come up with a new article about  14 countries with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the world in 2020.

Having kids is one of the best feelings in the world, and a responsibility that no one should take lightly, irrespective of the age. Thankfully, the number of adolescent pregnancies has decreased in the past few years, but it’ still worrying, and it’s regarded as a health issue. Teenage pregnancies influence the mother’s whole life, including her economic opportunities, education prospects, and naturally her health.
In these countries you will see below, the main causes of the high number of adolescent pregnancies are poverty, lack of education, sexual abuse, religious beliefs, traditions, and then the contraceptives are unfortunately taboo in many societies. But now,  without delaying any longer, let’s see what are the  countries with the highest number of teenage pregnancies in 2020. You will surely not be surprised when checking out this compilaton.
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14. Congo

111 teenage pregnancies among 1000 teenagers

Congo is the first country in this sorrowful compilation. People here believe that childbearing is a woman’s main value, and taking contraceptions is devalue a woman. The causes of the high rates of early pregnancies are lack of education and sexual abuse, alongside social beliefs.

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13. Cameroon

119 teenage pregnancies among 1000 teenagers

Unfortunately contraceptives are taboo in most communities here, and as the this country is poverty-stricken the 12% of all pregnancies are teenage.

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12. Guinea

120 teenage pregnancies among 1000 teenagers

Poverty and malnutrition are the most common issues in this country. 55% of the population live below the poverty line, which isa  really alarming fact.

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11. Nigeria

120 teenage pregnancies among 1000 teenagers

Nigeria is the eleventh country on this list, and when it comes to adolescent pregnancy, early marriage and traditional gender roles are important factors in the society of Nigeria. When girls reach the age of 16, they have already given birth to one child at least.

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10. Democratic Republic of Congo

138 teenage pregnancies among 1000 teenagers

Democratic Republic of Congo is a poverty-stricken country, which causes high rates of child marriages, early pregnancies.

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9. Zambia

141 teenage pregnancies among 1000 teenagers

The main causes of early pregnancy in Zambia are poverty, lack of access to appropriate sexual and reproductive health information and services. In the realy it means the girls offer sex in exchange for services, money, and goods.

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8. Niger

146 teenage pregnancies among 1000 teenagers

The main causes of the high rates of teenage pregnancy in Niger are sexual abuse, religious beliefs and poverty. These pregnant teenagers have to face problems, such as poor antenatal care, pregnancy complications, unsafe abortion, etc.

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7. Liberia

150 teenage pregnancies among 1000 teenagers

We are half way through our list of the 14 countries with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the world in 2020. There was a devastating war in Libera, which lasted for four years, and ended 17 years ago, in 2003. Liberia is among the poorest countries in the world, which means girls don’t have the possibility to learn, they get married and bear babies insted.

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6. South Sudan

158 teenage pregnancies among 1000 teenagers

This stats means that one third of South Sudanese girls become pregnant before they reach the age of 15. They cant go to schools because the lack of financial opportunities, instead they are forced to get married and bear children.

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5. Angola

163 teenage pregnancies among 1000 teenagers

Angola has about 17 million of young people. The number of teenage pregnancy is definitely higher at the poverty-stricken areas.

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4. Mali

174 teenage pregnancies among 1000 teenagers

The majority of Mali’s population is under 25, and more than 40% of the girls become pregnant between the age of 15 and 19. 55% of women are married before they would reach the adulthood which is a rustrating number.

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3. Chad

179 teenage pregnancies among 1000 teenagers

The population of Chad is 11.3 million, and 57% of it are children under the age of 18. This country has the third highest rate of child marriage on the earth, and 68% of the girls get married as children.

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2. Mozambique

194 teenage pregnancies among 1000 teenagers

The issue of teenage pregnancy is related to child marriege. Early pregnancy is closely associated with the high levels of maternal mortality in this country. In Mozambique over 40% of women become pregnant before the age of 20.

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1. The Central African Republic

229 teenage pregnancies among 1000 teenagers

This number of teenage pregnancies makes the Central African Republic the top country on our list of the  14 countries with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the world in 2020. The rate of teenage pregnancy here is more than 45% which is an incredible number. The country has the second lowest GDP across the globe, as well as it has the second highest rate of child marriage.

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