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Over Half of U.S. Teens Have Had Sexual Intercourse by Age 18, New Report Shows
Sexual Risk Behaviors Can Lead to HIV, STDS, & Teen Pregnancy | Adolescent and School Health | CDC
Kathleen A. Early initiation of sexual activity is associated with more sexual partners, not using condoms, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infection STI during adolescence. Most adolescents initiate sexual activity during high school. The percentage of students who had ever had sexual intercourse did not change significantly during — Analysis of data from national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys indicated that the proportion of high school students nationwide who had ever had sexual intercourse decreased significantly during — overall, among 9th and 10th grade students, among black students across all grades, and among Hispanic students in three grades.
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Many young people engage in sexual risk behaviors and experiences that can result in unintended health outcomes. Sexual risk behaviors place youth at risk for HIV infection , other sexually transmitted diseases STDs , and unintended pregnancy :. Half of the 20 million new STDs reported each year were among young people aged 15 to 24 3. Nearly , babies were born to teen girls aged 15—19 years in
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