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Body-image pressure, school and worries make more girls mentally ill
More and more young girls seek help for mental problems. “Generally, girls take things more seriously than boys. This applies to school, friends and family," says researcher Anders Bakken.
Fertility declined to record low
A total of 56 600 children were born in 2017, 2 300 fewer than 2016. This gives a total fertility rate (TRF) for women of 1.62. This is the lowest level ever registered.
Norwegian Government calls on aid sector to intensify efforts to prevent sexual exploitation
Minister of Foreign Affairs Søreide and Minister of International Development Astrup are urging all partner organisations that receive funding from Norway to intensify their efforts to prevent sexual harassment, violence and abuse committed by employees in the aid sector.
Twice as many boys as girls start school late
More boys than girls begin school a year late and more girls than boys begin a year early. But researchers are not certain whether maturity is the explanation.