Hanover - In developing countries, according to study, an average of around 2,100 girls up to the age of 14 are mothers every day. Last year that figure was around 777,000 teenagers, over half (58 percent) in Africa, according to published today.
According to the study, the first sexual experiences of girls at this age usually take place under coercion and violence . "Sexual violence in any form must not be tolerated", explained the managing director of the German Foundation for World Population (), Renate Bähr, in Hanover.
Comprehensive sex education for children and adolescents is required before the first sexual contact said Bähr. This gave them the knowledge they need to make self-determined decisions. In addition, adolescents need access to contraceptives in order to protect themselves against HIV and unwanted pregnancies.
The environment of the young people must also be in Education programs are included, called the foundation. She called on the federal government to do more to promote comprehensive sex education in talks with its African partners.