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Secondary school class in Mauritania. The unprecedented number of young
people alive todayover a billion between ages 15 and 24guarantees that
population will continue to grow for decades even as families are getting smaller. Meeting
their needs for education and health care, including reproductive health, will be key to
improving peoples well-being and stabilizing world population.
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