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CDC: 16% More Teenage Virgins Now Than Two Decades Ago
CDC: 16% More Teenage Virgins Now Than Two Decades Ago | CNSNews
This decrease translates to a 16 percent increase in the number of teen virgins, from The number of teens reporting that they were currently sexually active was also down 9 percent, from The percentage of children who reported having sex before the age of 13 also decreased dramatically by 45 percent, dropping from Among sexually active teens, the number of sexual partners was on the decline as well, with a 20 percent decrease in those who reported having four or more sexual partners. The most recent data on teen pregnancy and abortion - which are at historic lows after peaking in the early '90s - reflects the decreasing number of sexually active teenagers. A Guttmacher Institute study, U. Teenage Pregnancies, Births and Abortions, National and State Trends by Age, Race and Ethnicity , shows a sharp decline in teen pregnancy during the past two decades.
This study compares the sexual activity of adolescent virginity pledgers with matched nonpledgers by using more robust methods than past research. Pledgers and matched nonpledgers were compared 5 years after the pledge on self-reported sexual behaviors and positive test results for Chlamydia trachomatis , Neisseria gonorrhoeae , and Trichomonas vaginalis , and safe sex outside of marriage by use of birth control and condoms in the past year and at last sex. Pledgers and matched nonpledgers did not differ in premarital sex, sexually transmitted diseases, and anal and oral sex variables.
The team at SuperDrug Online Doctor has just released a new study on one of the biggest taboos in American culture — virginity. Males and Females" reveals trends on when Americans are losing their virginity, and what factors affect when this happens. The main one being a lack of sex education at school and at home. Among their various findings, one of the most interesting is that the total number of people who have ever had same-sex sexual contact is For the purpose of this study, the definition of virginity loss is whether the respondent had heterosexual vaginal intercourse.