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14% of young Malagasy resort to contraception

Madagascar, only 14% of the Malagasy young people use contraception, as reported by recent figures. A disturbing finding while before the political crisis of 2009, some 25% of adolescents were using contraception to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases.

Field associations are also worried about the growing number of young people who often prostitute themselves without any protection especially in Moramanga mining region in the east of the Island.

More than a third of girls under 18 in the Island have given life to a child.

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