How old were you when you had your first child?

As part of our project, The Ninth Month, we're looking at when women give birth for the first time. The United Nations gathered this data on when women in developing countries had their first children, and while it doesn't cover every country, it does cover a wide swath of the developing world.

Women were youngest in Niger and Chad, in Africa, and Bangladesh, in South Asia, according to the UN report. Women in Sri Lanka and Morocco were the oldest. A different study pegs the US age at 25.8.

 

 

Credit: Fran Dias

 

Credit: Fran Dias

 

Credit: Fran Dias

 

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