Growing instances of disease, unwanted pregnancies and repeated abortions are the consequences of greater sexual activity among girls and young women who are paying less attention to safe sex, experts said.
About 16 percent of university students have had premarital sex, according to a study released on Thursday, World Population Day.
Increasing numbers of young women are turning to abortion, Shanghai’s Institute of Family Planning Technique Guidance revealed.
More than 30 percent of women opting for abortions in the city were unmarried. And more than 60 percent of abortions were because women did not use protection
The younger they are, the less likely they are to take precautions.
And they are getting younger.
About 10 percent of the women having abortions are under 18, and young unmarried women account for more than 50 percent of cases, she said.
But this almost careless approach can be dangerous, she warned.
Repeated abortions may lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, fallopian tube obstructions and infertility.