Nigeria is rated among the top 10 Countries with the highest fertility rates in the world. Based on the data obtained from the World Population review, the vast majority of the countries in the world with the highest fertility rates are in Africa with Niger topping the list at 7.153 Children per woman and Nigeria sitting at the 9th position with 5.417 Children per woman
The fertility rate is the average number of children a woman gives birth to in her Childbearing years, with Nigeria having a fertility rate of approximately 5 children per woman.Nigeria is growing at a fast pace and her population growth is amongst the top 25 highest in the world.
Research has shown that lack of access to birth control and contraception in the third world countries also contributes to higher fertility rate. Other major factors are lack of awareness, preventive measures or poor living conditions.