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Indicator 3.7.2: Adolescent birth rate (aged 10–14 years; aged 15–19 years) per 1,000 women in that age group
Target 3.7: By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes
|International organisations(s) responsible for global monitoring||
Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Indicator is linked to Target 5.6 (Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences) because reductions in adolescent childbearing that are brought about by increasing access to sexual and reproductive health-care services are also reflective of improvements in sexual and reproductive health and the exercise of reproductive rights per se. This indicator is linked to Target 17.19 (By 2030 build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product and support statistical capacity-building in
developing countries) because the estimates of the adolescent birth rate are based in part on birth registration and census data. Strengthened civil registration and vital statistics systems reaching universal coverage of birth registration and conducting at least one census every 10 years are directly relevant for measuring progress on target 3.7.