A reality more alarming than ever

Country tops in adolescent pregnancy rate in South Asia, finds study

The Daily Ster – Staff Correspondent

Bangladesh still sees the highest rate of adolescent pregnancy in South Asia. The trends show that the latest adolescent pregnancy rate in the country is 27.7 percent in 2017-18, which was 33 percent in 1993-94.

Although Bangladesh has made strides in decreasing the total fertility rate (TFR), in terms of adolescent pregnancy, the rate is still higher compared to its neighbouring countries, which is 6.8 percent in India (DHS 2019-2021), 8.1

percent in Pakistan (DHS 2017-2018), and 12.1 percent in Afghanistan (DHS 2015), mentioned Read more on The Daily Star

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