More than 42 percent of never-married adolescents ages 15 to 19 say they have had sex at least once. Researchers from the National Center for Health Statistics report that from to , Among the majority who had not had sex, the reasons varied. More than 35 percent of girls and almost 28 percent of boys said that it was against their religion or moral code. A fifth of both boys and girls cited fear of pregnancy as the reason for abstaining. Almost 23 percent said they had not yet found the right person.
Over Half of U.S. Teens Have Had Sexual Intercourse by Age 18, New Report Shows
CDC survey: Teens are still having sex, most use contraception - CNN
CNN American teens' sex habits and contraceptive use haven't changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Sex talk with mom
Teens are still having sex, most use contraception
The percentage of teens in the U. The latest estimates — which are based on data gathered from to — are that 42 percent of girls and women ages 15 to 19 who have never been married have had sex, down from 51 percent in , according to the report. For guys who have never been married, 44 percent have had sex, down from 60 percent in
This article is part of our sex edition, commemorating 45 years since we ran our first student sex survey. Natalie Cerf. This year the Redwood Bark surveyed students about their sexual experiences, teens under the influence, teens in love and issues all in between. The last time the Bark conducted the sex survey was in and the first time was in To learn about how students then and now are living their teenage years, continue reading.