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The milestone of 7 billion—projected to be reached on 31 October 2011 will be marked by achievements, setbacks and paradoxes. While women are on average having fewer children than they were in the 1960s, our numbers continue to rise. Globally, people are younger and older than ever before. In some of the poorest countries, high fertility rates hamper development and perpetuate poverty, while in some of the richest countries, low fertility rates and too few people entering the job market are raising concerns about prospects for sustained economic growth and the viability of social security systems. 

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Family planning is the use of birth control methods to limit the number and spacing of children in a family. Each birth control method has its benefits and not every methods is right for everyone so you must consider the availability and most suitable methods when making decisions about the use of birth control. The birth control method you choose will depend on a number of factors such as your overall health, how often you have sex, your number of sexual partners, if you want to have children and how well the method will fit into your lifestyle. 

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Youths under 25 years make up almost 50 percent of the population in Guyana. According to the 2002 Population and Housing Census, adolescents aged 10–14 years accounted for 10.8 percent while the 15– 19 year-olds accounted for 8.9 percent of the population. According to the PAHO Country Cooperation Strategy 2010 - 2015, the main health problems faced by youth in Guyana include the lack of user friendly services, inadequate access to dental and physical exams, unsafe sexual and other lifestyle behaviours leading to STIs, such as HIV/AIDS, and teenage pregnancy. Alcohol and other forms of substance abuse are considered to be serious problems. A national survey among school children showed that 11.6 percent had used marijuana or other drugs at least once and one in three students had consumed alcohol at least once while 50 percent had their first drink before 13 years of age (Global School Health Survey, Guyana report 2004). In addition, the five leading causes of death among adolescents were: suicide (17.8%), followed by land transport accidents (14%), homicide (7.8%), HIV and AIDS (6.2%), and events of undetermined intent (6.2%) (Guyana Bureau of Statistics). In order to make health services friendlier, the Ministry of Health recently developed a strategic plan in 2007 to address the health needs of young people.

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Strategic Plan 2008-2013 Development Results Framework

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The findings of this report were intended to generate baseline data, identify gaps and make recommendations. To this end, a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey was carried out among hearing impaired adolescents and adult population in May and June of 2010. 

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Gender-based violence is an umbrella term for any harmful act perpetrated on the basis of socially constructed gender roles. 

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Gender-based violence is an umbrella term for any harmful act perpetrated on the basis of socially constructed gender roles. 

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Outcome 1.1: Population dynamics and its inter-linkages with gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS incorporated in public policies, poverty reduction plans and expenditure frameworks

Indicator 1: Proportion of national development plans/policies (NDPs), including poverty reduction strategies (PRSs) that incorporate population dynamics, reproductive health, including HIV/AIDS and gender equality

Indicator 2: Resource mobilized for population activities

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Youths under 25 years make up almost 50 percent of the population in Guyana. According to the 2002 Population and Housing Census, adolescents aged 10–14 years accounted for 10.8 percent while the 15– 19 year-olds accounted for 8.9 percent of the population

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The findings of this report were intended to generate baseline data, identify gaps and make recommendations. To this end, a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey was carried out among hearing impaired adolescents and adult population in May and June of 2010.

Full review

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