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October W. II, 12 2003 Downtown Conroe, Texas Ste/icfafo the 7-*umtf: eft Ctti*u>e, Jnc. THE BATTALION Thursday, October 9,211 U.N. report: adolescents toda facing more adult challenges By Audrey Woods THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Youth hard hit by HIV/AIDS 8.6 million Featuring the HOTTEST Entertainers?? 8OO-324-2S04 CHEAP FILL Ckipotb BIG BUBRITOS. WHEEEEEE. UNIVERSITY DR. S COLLEGE AVE. LONDON — Early mar riage, unwanted pregnancy and HIV/AIDS among the world’s adolescents are a threat to development and must be combatted as part of the war on poverty, the United Nations said Wednesday. A fifth of the world’s popula tion — 1.2 billion people — is between 10 and 19, more than ever before, the United Nations says. Half are poor and a quarter live in extreme poverty on less than a dollar a day. “How well we prepare them to face adult challenges in a fast changing world will shape humanity’s common future,” the United Nations Population Fund said on its Web site in a prelude to Wednesday’s publication in London of its annual State of the World’s Population report. Helping young people with reproductive health issues has become an urgent priority, the report says, calling for more investment in youth-friendly services, family planning and education programs. HIV/AIDs has become a dis ease of the young, fueled by poverty and severe lack of infor mation and prevention services, the report says. Half of all new HIV infections are among peo ple aged 15 to 24, and a majori ty of the young don’t know how the disease is transmitted. In sub-Saharan Africa, where the spread of HIV/AIDS among youths is fastest, about 8.6 mil lion have HIV/AIDS — 67 per cent of them female. South Asia follows, with 1.1 millions youths infected — 62 percent of them female. Poverty is a factor in the Young people ages 15 to 24 now account for half of the world’s new cases of HIV/AIDS, the United Nations said Wednesday in its annual State of the World’s Population Report. Of the 11.8 million 15- to 24-year-olds living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, more than 60 percent are female. Young people (ages 15-24) living with HIV/AIDS Worldwide 11.8 million fMale EBB Female Industrialized countries 240.000 1.1 million 160,000 1 -L41% 430,000 560,000 35% tee**-31% North Central Latin East Asia Africa and Asia and America and Pacific the Middle Eastern and the East Europe Caribbean Sub- Saharan Africa NOTE: Bars not to scale with pie chart SOURCE: United Nations spread of HIV, the report says, because some poor girls exchange sex for money for school fees or to help their families, placing them at risk of infection. Discussing sexual behavior is taboo in many countries, so many young people do not have the information they need to protect themselves. In Somalia, the report says, only 26 percent of adolescent girls have heard of AIDS and only 1 percent know how to protect themselves. Among the poorest and least- educated populations, early marriage of girls and expecta tions of early childbearing per sist, contributing to high mater nal mortality and reducing girls’ chances for education. The report backs up these con clusions with harsh statistics. Teenage mothers are twice as likely to die in childbirth women in their 20s, girls tin 16 are five times more likely die than women in their 20s, a 14 million young mothers aj 15-19 give birth each year. About 5 million girls between 15 and 19 undergo unsafe abor tion every year, the report says. “Studies show that money spent to delay births to cents and prevent HIV ii is repaid many times over in direct savings and indirect economic gains,” the report says. “Enabling young people to delay or avoid pregnancy, cou pled with education and job opportunities and respect for their rights, can have enormous economic benefits for families, communities and nations and help alleviate poverty at all lev els,” it says. Stud E arlier Unive Califo adopted a ne prevents faci from having sexual” relat dents, accorc York Times, one in a gro\ universities' the liability s Policies Ii students and should be rep skeleton of n ulty relations mass of rules islation attem instead of pre The UC sy relationships direct author! is perfectly 3' adopt. Many and out of ac rules. This en cial treatment engaging in a fessor, protec the class. 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