Argentina’s Population dynamics Data

Source: World Population Prospects 2022

Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)


Adolescent (15-19 years) Birth Rate (births per 1,000 girls)

44.9/ 100,000

Maternal Mortality Ratio (Per 100,000 live births)

Argentina’s national commitment

At the Nairobi Summit, Argentina committed to stepping up efforts to mobilize resources to ensure the funding and effective, accelerated and full implementation of the ICPD and 2030 Agenda.

The country committed to ensuring zero unmet need for access to and availability of contraception, as well as increasing access to and availability of information on contraception and modern, high-quality, safe and affordable contraception, including in situations of crisis or humanitarian emergency.

In Argentina, unmet need for family planning is higher among unmarried, sexually active women than among married women (23.4% versus 12.5%).

Among married women, unmet need for family planning is relatively the same regardless of education and household income; among unmarried, sexually active women unmet need for family planning is relatively the same regardless of education, but decreases slightly as household wealth increases.


Argentina’s national commitment

Argentina committed to maximizing efforts to end preventable maternal deaths. It also has committed to incorporating comprehensive, effective and intersectional actions on health, mental health, and sexual and reproductive rights in the programmes, policies and strategies of universal health coverage and comprehensive sex education, including the legal termination of pregnancy, in accordance with the regulatory framework in force.

Argentina’s maternal mortality ratio has been declining from 2000 to 2020, the most recent year for which data is available when it was estimated to be 44.9 deaths per 100,000 live births.

The maternal mortality ratio is one of the lowest in the region, and 1.5 times lower than the SDG target of 70 deaths per 100,000 live births.


Among married women 15-49 years who had a live birth in the last two years in Argentina,

approximately 98.8% of deliveries were assisted by a skilled attendant; this is one of the highest rates in the region.


In Argentina, 15.5% of women aged 20-24 years were married before age 18, with 2.4% married before age 15.

Marriage before age 18 is highest among those with incomplete secondary or less education.


The adolescent birth rate in Argentina has decreased from 1990 to 2020 and is currently among the lowest in the region.

It is highest among women with incomplete secondary or less education, and among those living in the poorest households. Births before age 15 and before age 18 decrease with higher levels of education and household wealth.


In Argentina, the percentage of youth not in education, employment or training is higher among females than males, and this has been consistent from 2004 to 2021.

In 2004, 25.8% of female youth were not in education, employment or training compared with 16.1% of males; in 2021 this percentage was 18.6% for females and 13.7% for males.


As an emerging regional leader in advancing sexual and reproductive rights, including the ICPD agenda and the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development, Argentina has recently made progress through advanced progressive legal, policy and regulatory frameworks in sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality . Notable examples include the Law on Access to Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy, a work that gained momentum with the women’s movement in Nairobi.

Argentina was reviewed at the 42nd session of the Universal Periodic Review from January to February 2023. It received 287 recommendations, of which at least 114 (40% of all recommendations) were related to the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25.