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Sri Lanka Background Youth and Adolescents

Adolescents and youth, in particular, lack information and services about pregnancy or the consequences of STD’s and HIV/AIDS. The interaction of other complex social factors, such as the very high literacy rate coupled with high levels of unemployment has resulted in youth unrest, making youth and adolescents particularly susceptible to social and reproductive health problems, including abortions. The current suicide rate in Sri Lanka of about 55 per 100,000 among adolescents is the highest in the world.

     
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