The harsh reality is that everyone is potentially at risk, and the threat of these issues needs to be taken seriously. More than 20 diseases can be transmitted sexually. Very few are "reportable" infections due to lack of diagnosis and treatment, but many have serious and costly consequences. Although teenagers tend to have sexual relationships with only one partner during any given time, their number of sexual partners adds up over time; almost 25 percent report having sex with four or more partners by 12th grade. A national survey of adolescent males found condom use to be highest at the beginning of a relationship, declining once the partner is perceived as "safe. One out of 50 high school students reports having injected an illegal drug; many students report using alcohol or drugs when they have had sex.
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Also available in [ PDF ] format. Order Publication Online. In fact, until recently, programs which met a strict abstinence-only definition were the only type of sex education eligible for federal funding; no funding existed for comprehensive sex education, which stresses abstinence but also provides information about contraception and condoms. Not surprisingly, it is comprehensive sex education programs which help youth remain healthy and avoid negative sexual health outcomes. This document explores the research around comprehensive sex education and abstinence-only programs. Evaluations of comprehensive sex education programs show that these programs can help youth delay onset of sexual activity, reduce the frequency of sexual activity, reduce number of sexual partners, and increase condom and contraceptive use. Importantly, the evidence shows youth who receive comprehensive sex education are NOT more likely to become sexually active, increase sexual activity, or experience negative sexual health outcomes.
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About this statistic. Show source. Influence of friends and family on American teenagers' decisions regarding sex in Americans who identify as LGBT from , by generation.
HealthDay —Sex is everywhere in the media, and so you may be convinced that today's teens are always looking to "hook-up. Instead, the study found that most teenagers in high school aren't sexually active. Cora Breuner, a professor of pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital, who reviewed the findings.