The historic drop is one of the findings in the iteration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey YRBS , a biannual survey administered by the CDC that tracks risky behaviors, including sexual intercourse, among America's high schoolers. Administered to high school students across the country since , the YRBS offers one of the more detailed longitudinal views of the state of high school sexual activity. What this year's report shows is yet another drop in that activity, consistent with the more or less continuous trend since Closer examination reveals that most teens are having less sex and delaying sex longer, and that sexually-active teens have fewer lifetime sexual partners. That confirms other data indicating that American teenagers are far more risk averse than their parents, challenging the popular media representation of an increasingly sexualized adolescent life. In , some The YRBS only tracks frequency of "sexual intercourse" and does not ask about other sex-related but non-intercourse activities.
Romantic Relationships and Sexual Experience
Roughly 40 percent of never-married teens between 15 and 19 years of age reported having sexual intercourse in , the most recent year for which data is available, and an overwhelming majority uses contraception -- condoms, for the most part -- the agency said in the new report. The declining rate of sexually active teens continues a trend that started in , and parallels declines in both teen birth and pregnancy rates seen in the country since then, according to the CDC. From through , 42 percent of never-married female teenagers and 38 percent of never-married male teenagers reported having had sexual intercourse, the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics noted. Both of these numbers dropped significantly from , when they were each 46 percent. Among all females between 15 and 24 years of age included in the analysis, which was based on participants in the National Survey of Family Growth, 21 percent said they had had sexual intercourse by age By age 17, this figure increased to 53 percent, while it was 79 percent by age Among all males between 15 and 24 years of age, 20 percent indicated that they had had sexual intercourse by age
Sexual Orientation Overview
What's This About? Youth Statistics. Sexual Orientation Overview Awareness of romantic attraction typically begins prior to puberty [ 1 ]. Sexual attraction, behavior, and identity are not always aligned: a person primarily attracted to women may also have sexual contact with men and may or may not identify as gay, bisexual, or straight. This fluidity may be true of both adolescents and adults, and is reported more frequently by females [ 2 , 3 ]. Boys who are perceived to be gay or feminine are especially likely to face intense stigma [ 4 ]. Most lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth achieve health and well-being at levels similar to those achieved by heterosexual youth, though many face higher risks for violence and rejection [ 2 ].
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