Some say designating a problem a "women's issue" trivializes it — as if it's only of interest to half the population of the U.S., and not to their male counterparts. In the case of student loans, other problems faced by women exacerbate the situation they face in taking, and paying off, the loans that get them through college.

And student loans, it turns out, are more than one of those "women's issues."

According to a new report from the American Association of University Women highlighted by the Huffington Post, student debt is a far bigger problem for women than it is for men, for a number of reasons.

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