HIV Testing and Prevention Not a Priority, US Survey of High School Students Suggests
For over a decade between 1991 and 2003, condom use among sexually active teens was steadily on the rise, going from 46.2% of sexually active students who used condoms at last intercourse to 63%. But use has since decreased; in 2015, only 56.9% of ...
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Dramatic decline in number of sexually active teens not a statistical blip
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Fortunately, teens did deal with it—by not having sex. They seemed to have missed this flippant blog and ignored this careless advice from adults who should know better. On June 9, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the new 2015 ...
Summer Camps Say They're Not Sweating Over Zika Risk
Finally, because scientists still don't know how long Zika can stay in someone's system, it's possible that summer mosquito bites could someday cause the virus to be spread later by sexually active teens. "I guess we're just stressing applying bug ...
Can the IUD Revolution Come to the Bible Belt?
Cogdill heard about a project in St. Louis that offered free LARCs to teen girls and cut pregnancy and abortion rates to a quarter the rate typically seen among sexually active teens. Though the devices should be fully covered by most insurance plans ...
Study: Today's Teens Are Having Less Sex Than Their Parents Did
41.2 percent of teens said they had lost their virginity, down from 54.1 percent in 1991, the first year the government conducted the survey. The total percentage of sexually active teens has fallen from 37.9 percent in 1991 to 30.1 percent in the 2016 ...
Teen Birthrate Plunges To Historic Low
Instead, a steady increase in contraceptive use kept sexually active teens from becoming parents. A shift in national policy has helped break historic barriers to teens' access to contraception. A total of 28 states now have laws that require health ...
This Research Reveals the Real Side Effects of Sexting, Harassment, and Self-Objectification
While Orenstein may not give a full picture of the landscape—she jumps from extremes between very sexually active teens to purity-ring-wearers (whose behaviors she dismisses as almost as insidious as the former, for tying one's identity to their ...
Report: Mesa County sees more pregnant teens than state average
"Since we do have a higher number of sexually active teens when compared to the state of Colorado, we do have to think about the consequences,” said Jeff Kuhr with the Mesa County Health Department. "With males, we see sexual activity really spike in ...
Risky Sex Is Fastest-Growing Health Concern for Young People
"Access to contraception for unmarried sexually active teenagers is highly problematic in many parts of the world." Unsurprisingly, education is the number one factor in helping to keep young people safe—and we're not just talking about teaching young ...
She was a teen mom. Here's where she is eight years later.
The most recent statistics indicate that 47 percent of high school students have had sex, and 41 percent of sexually active teenagers didn't use a condom the last time they did. Coley was one who ended up pregnant. Coley fled from the room, her tears ...