andhave distinctly different rates of. In developed regions, such as,,,, and, teen parents tend to be, andpregnancy is seen as a.
By contrast, teenage parents in developing regions such as,,,, and theare often married, and theirmay be welcomed byand. However, in these societies, early pregnancy may combine withand poorto cause long-term medical problems for both the mother and child. A report byfound that, annually, 13 million children are born to women under age 20 worldwide. More than 90% of these births occur to women living in.andare the leading cause ofamong women between the ages of 15 and 19 in such areas, as they are the leading cause of mortality among older women.
The age of the mother is determined by the easily verified date when the pregnancyends, not by the estimated date of.Consequently, the statistics do not include women who first became pregnant before their 20th birthdays, if those pregnancies did not end until on or after their 20th birthdays.