As previously reported, there are between 11,000 to 15,000 teenagers working as prostitutes in Ukraine, according to date by UNICEF.
Of the total number of teenagers working as prostitutes, 62 percent were having unprotected sex in 2008. In 2011, the number of teenagers having unprotected sex as prostitutes in Ukraine dropped to 40 percent.
The Makolayiv region in Southern Ukraine has one of the highest levels of HIV-related deaths in the age group of 15 to 24 year olds.
Source: AFP, “Ukrainian teen prostitutes find way back into society,” Google News, June 15, 2013.