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What are the teenage pregnancy numbers for Kenya?

Three percent of girls aged 15 to 19 years were pregnant at the time of the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey. A further 15% had had a live birth, bringing the share of adolescents in this age group who had started childbearing to 18%.

At the time, the fertility rate for this age group was 96 births per 1,000 women. (Note: The fertility rate differs from the pregnancy rate because not all pregnancies result in live births.)

In May 2019, the Ministry of Health told Africa Check that from July 2016 to June 2017, a total of 377,010 adolescents aged 10 to 19 had been pregnant. They made up close to 30% of all antenatal care clients that year.

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