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    15andCounting - Sexual Rights for All


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    NOW TAKE ACTION by signing our petition and demand better access to sexual health services and education for young people. Global Youth Demanding Action to Improve Sexual Health Services. The unacceptable facts: •The leading cause of death of girls and young women (15-19 years old) globally is pregnancy and childbirth •There are 60 million child brides world-wide, increasing to 100 million within ten years •Each day, some 500,000 young people, mostly young women, are infected with a Sexually Transmitted Infection (excluding HIV) •Young people (15-24 years old) account for half of all new HIV infections worldwide •Only 17 per cent of sexually active young people use contraceptives •Two million girls are genitally mutilated every year •Today, more than 200 million women do not have access to the modern contraceptives they desire To sign the petition and find out more about the campaign visit