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Experiences with Faith-Based Organisations in the Asia and Pacific Region

5 November 2015

Bhutan has a young population; as of this writing,adolescents, persons aged 10 to 19  years, number 131,507, accounting for 17 per cent of the population,
while young people, those aged 10 to 24 years, number 207,706 and account for 27 per cent of the population. Early marriage, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, low
use of contraception, and sexually transmitted infections are common among adolescents and young people. Although existing reproductive health services are primarily
targeted at married couples, services are also available for unmarried young people. However, only 17 per cent of the population have comprehensive knowledge about HIV andAIDS; 90 per cent of people living with HIV contracted the infection through sexual transmission.

Bhutan has a young population; as of this writing,adolescents, persons aged 10 to 19  years, number 131,507, accounting for 17 per cent of the population,
while young people, those aged 10 to 24 years, number 207,706 and account for 27 per cent of the population. Early marriage, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, low
use of contraception, and sexually transmitted infections are common among adolescents and young people. Although existing reproductive health services are primarily
targeted at married couples, services are also available for unmarried young people. However, only 17 per cent of the population have comprehensive knowledge about HIV andAIDS; 90 per cent of people living with HIV contracted the infection through sexual transmission.

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