Published in Women's Health Weekly, December 16th, 2004
"This article examines the effects of girls' early marriage on their risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS.
"By comparing several underlying HIV risk factors, it explores the counterintuitive finding that married adolescent girls in urban centers in Kenya and Zambia have higher rates of HIV infection than do sexually active unmarried girls," scientists in the United States report.
"In both countries," said S. Clark and colleagues, "we find that early marriage increases coital frequency, decreases condom use, and virtually eliminates girls' ability to abstain from...
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