- Nigeria has a population of 190.9M. Nearly a third of it is between the ages of 10 and 24 years old.
- The country’s northern region accounts for 42% of the nation’s 15-19-year-old girls, many of whom have little to no formal education.
- These girls account for 71% of all births occurring in this age group and have a two points higher fertility rate compared to Nigeria’s average fertility rate of 5.2.
- In the north, early sexual debut is also linked to early marriage.
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