The World Health Organization found that HIV is the number one cause of death and disease in women between ages 15 to 44. Unprotected sex remains the main variable in the spread of the virus in developing countries; Iron deficiency is another risk factor, according to W.H.O., a United Nations agency. The report is the first global study of women’s health.

Weigh in. Do you find this statistic alarming? Does it surprise you that this is the first study of women’s health around the world?

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