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Socioeconomic Differences in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: Childbearing

Jennifer Yarger, Diana Lara, Mara Decker and Claire Brindis

No 93550, Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Knowledge Briefs from The World Bank

Abstract: An analysis of data from six countries showed that adolescent childbearing is closely tied to marital status. Around half (ranging from 42 percent in Nepal to 55 percent in Nigeria) of ever-married adolescent women have given birth. In comparison, non-marital adolescent childbearing is rare in all countries studied. In Bangladesh and Burkina Faso, childbearing among ever-married adolescent women is positively associated with rural residence, less wealth, and less education.

Keywords: access to health services; adolescence; ADOLESCENT; adolescent childbearing; adolescent fertility; adolescent health; adolescent mothers; adolescent women; adolescent ... See More + years; availability of family planning; births; CHILDBEARING; Childbirth; diseases; early childbearing; early marriage; early pregnancy; educational attainment; educational services; families; family planning; female; fertility rate; fertility rates; FIRST BIRTH; fistula; Global Health; Gynaecology; health effects; health outcomes; health status; implications for poverty reduction; infections; intergenerational transmission; intimate partner; intimate partner violence; low birth weight; malnutrition; marital status; married adolescent women; married adolescents; married women; maternal mortality; Maternal Mortality in Adolescents; maternal mortality ratios; mother; Nutrition; Obstetrics; policy dialogue; poor health; Population Knowledge; Pregnancy; prenatal care; preterm delivery; primary education; provision of services; REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH; rural areas; rural communities; rural residence; social exclusion; SOCIOECONOMIC DIFFERENCES; socioeconomic factors; unplanned pregnancies; urban areas; violence; vulnerable populations; World Health Organization; young adolescents; young couples (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 4 pages
Date: 2015-01
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