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Unsafe Sex Is Killing Women and Girls

Posted by joyinhome on November 16, 2009

womenhivAccording to the World Health Organization, unsafe sex is killing women and girls around the globe. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among women between the ages of 15 and 44; unsafe sex is the biggest risk factor. The death rates of women in their reproductive years occurred in low-income (22.3 percent) and middle-income countries (15.4 percent).

We must become advocates for ourselves and/or for our girls. HIV is a preventable disease.  If abstinence is not possible, safe sex is a no brainer. It’s time to start talking and sharing information. We can not afford to remain silent- our lives are at stake.

Resources
www.theredpumpproject.com
Kaiser Family Foundation HIV-AIDS Resources
AIDS.gov

The report, Women and Health: Today’s Evidence Tomorrow’s Agenda, focuses on the health and circumstances of women worldwide – specifically, women’s health needs and their contribution to the health of societies.

Despite considerable progress over the past two decades, societies are still failing women at key moments in their lives; mostly women in poor countries and the poorest women in ALL countries.

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One Response to “Unsafe Sex Is Killing Women and Girls”

  1. lucesitam said

    I am a woman in Mexico and do not understand how women have unprotected sex in this day and age. Condoms used to be free in this country but now, only those people who contribute to IMSS (our version of social security) can obtain them free. Those who do not contribute to IMSS pay a very modest cost. It is unfortunate that so many Mexican women go around having unprotected sex though.

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