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Young women more likely to face loneliness.

Young women more likely to face loneliness.

Young women are more likely than young men to have feelings of loneliness, according to a study from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

About one in 10 young people in the UK often feel lonely, says the first such analysis from the ONS.

The study found a "stigma" attached to loneliness, with young people fearing it would be seen as "failing".

There were young people who used social media to "cover up" their feelings and pretend their lives were not lonely.

The study from the ONS looks at the extent of loneliness among people aged between 10 and 24.

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