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Abortions rise among university students

(Global Times)

08:26, October 22, 2012

UNIVERSITY students are a major proportion of the more than 6.5 million young Chinese women who have abortions each year, according to a new report, sparking concerns over students becoming more open to premarital sex.

According to the report by China's National Population and Family Planning Commission, a total of 13 million women have abortions each year, the largest number in the world.

More than half of the women are under 25 years old, while university students comprise the majority of that group, the weekly newspaper Life Time quoted the report as saying.

Two recent surveys showed 48 percent of university students in southern Guangdong Province said they approve of premarital sex, while about 40 percent said they don't care whether their partners are virgins, according to the newspaper.

The report and surveys have experts concerned that university students are becoming more and more open-minded on premarital sex, likely as a result of a lack of sex education.

In central Wuhan City, villagers have built apartments around a university as part of a booming business of renting rooms to student couples, the newspaper said.

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