Admit it, you thought that only poor and Third World countries have a big issue with teenage pregnancies. Well, this list will come as a real surprise. The most economically and richest countries are at the very top of Insider Monkey’s 13 countries with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the developed world. Can you guess which ones?
You can read about countries with highest teenage pregnancy rates in Insider’s article about 15 countries with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the world in 2018, and indeed, these are very poor countries, struggling with many issues. Teenage pregnancy statistics worldwide show the shocking data. The first country from that list has 229 pregnant girls per 1000 teenagers. Even though some countries of the developed world have tens of thousands teenage girls expecting babies, the severity of the situation can’t really be compared.
Still, with all the education and the living standard in the rich countries, one cannot help but wonder: what are they doing wrong? It’s quite expected for the countries with poorly organized sexual education (if any such education is provided in the first place) to have high rates of teen pregnancies. But what’s going on with those who seem to have it all? That’s what the top five countries are probably asking themselves. Because it’s not all about the figures. Teen pregnancies are specific. Certainly, lots of them end up with abortions, and you’ll see which countries have the lead.
By the way, you won’t get the percentages of girls who are pregnant. Instead, you’ll have the number of young girls who are usually too young to become mothers. That sounds more real and easier to imagine, doesn’t it? Now try to imagine over 3,000 girls in a small country.
Are you ready to take a look? Let’s see which countries are planning to invest more funds in birth control and sexual education. Here are 13 countries with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the developed world.