St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been named among several Caribbean Countries with the highest rate of Teenage Pregnancy.
A new United Nations report released here on Wednesday, has called on Governments to help girls achieve their full potential through education and adequate health services.
The State of World Population 2013,” produced by the UN Population Fund, notes that out of the 7.3 million births, 2 million are to girls who are 14 or younger, many of whom suffer “grave long-term health and social consequences from pregnancy.”
The report says that an estimated 70-thousand adolescents in developing countries die each year from complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
The other Caribbean Countries with the highest rate of teen pregnancy are Belize, Guyana, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.