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30 June 2011

Puberty book promotes female health

A book which delivers critical information about puberty and health, known as the Girl's Puberty Book Project, has been developed for young girls in Africa.

The onset of puberty is a critical moment for reaching girls with health messages and information, and the stakes are particularly high in countries where the HIV/Aids epidemic rages and where threats to female reproductive health abound.

Yet to date, the healthcare community in low-resource countries has tended to neglect this opportunity and instead concentrate efforts on young women who are older and of reproductive age.

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