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Teen sex shame bears a heavy price

SPECIAL REPORT: Conservative attitudes create victims among our young, with pregnant girls forced out of school and into the workforce early

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Dao had unprotected sex one night when she was 17 because her boyfriend felt too ashamed to buy a packet of condoms. 

Two students get up close and personal in a public park in Bangkok. Thailand’s teenage pregnancy rate was the second highest in Southeast Asia in 2011.

Dao was waiting outside a minimart as her boyfriend was choosing a pack of condoms.

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