New Teen Sex Study Reveals Who's More Likely to Experience Dating Violence
A new survey coming out of New York City tackles serious sex issues, and we want to share these important findings with you.
Public health surveys were given to 17,220 NYC high school students in 2005 and 2007, and 7,261 said they've had sex. Here's the rundown for the boys having sex: 93.1 percent said they only had sex with girls, 3.2 percent said they only had sex with boys, and 3.7 percent said they had sex with both boys and girls. As for the sexually active girls, 88.1 percent reported only having sex with boys, 3.2 percent said they only had sex with girls, and 8.7 percent said they were intimate with both sexes.
The students who reported having sex with male and female partners were more likely to participate in risky behavior. They were more likely to not use protection, which isn't cool. It's your body and you need to protect it.
This group was also more likely to be subjected to dating violence, reinforcing the message that sex is no joke. Casual sex -- especially without a condom -- can lead to pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and more. Before making the decision to become sexually active, make sure you have all the facts about testing and protection from a doctor -- not your BFF.
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