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  • Close to 1 in 4 young women in the developing world are already married.
    • Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Progress for Children, A Report Card on Adolescents, New York: UNICEF, 2012.
  • 1/3 of new HIV infections are among youth 15–24
    • Sources: UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, Background Note, Thematic Segment: HIV, Adolescents and Youth, Geneva: UNAIDS, 2013; and
    • UNAIDS, 2013 Global fact sheet, Geneva: UNAIDS, 2013.
  • More than one half of sexually active young women in developing countries who want to avoid pregnancy have an unmet need for modern contraception.

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