Young women are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection compared with young men
3 percent of women age 15-19 are HIV infected, compared with less than one percent of men age 15-19.
Less than 25% reported that they had used a condom at their first sex.
Young women are often willing to participate in transactional relationships for various reasons.
Among young adolescents aged 12 to 14 years, 7% reported ever having sex, with a median age at first sex reported at 10 years, KAIS 2012.
Only 35% of callers at LVCT Health one2one hotline are women.
Girls are confused by changes in their bodies and unsure of how to maintain personal hygiene and prevent stains on their uniforms (FAWE, 2005)