According to official data, in Mexico in 2018 the rate was 77 pregnant teenagers per 1,000 young people aged 15 to 19, and the age of onset of sexual relations, in 23 percent of this segment, was between 12 and 17 years.
According to official figures in Mexico, 366,000 births occur each year among women under 19 and 15 percent of men. Thirty-three percent of women did not use contraception during their first sexual encounter.
Likewise, three million adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 worldwide undergo unsafe or clandestine abortions to interrupt an unwanted pregnancy, an action that puts their health at risk. In the country, over the last 15 years, fertility and the proportion of births among adolescents have remained high and virtually unchanged.
More than half of these pregnancies are unplanned, with 77 births reported for every 1,000 young people aged 15-19. Pregnancies known to be very early, that is, in the 10-14 year age group, are also on the rise, with nearly 27 percent of all births suspected of having been sexually abused by these girl mothers.