For years, adults have been urging teenagers not to have sex. It seems their prayers have now been answered, as fewer high schoolers are romping in the sheets than ever before. The National Youth Risk Behavior Survey report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC on Thursday showed a drop in both the number of high school-age students who said they had ever had sex, and those who had four or more sexual partners. Researchers analyzed responses to the biannual survey from between and
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But concerns about virginity and teen sex are not necessarily backed by the data and not every adolescent is in a pact to lose their v-card before college. The reality is that only about half of teenagers have sex before high school graduation, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that figure has not changed for over a decade. W hile the data may quell some concerns, it raises new ones for parents as well.
The eighth graders who dashed around the classroom sounded like parrots in a pet store. The students asked each other the same question over and over. None of the students wore hats. Instead, they clutched slips of paper printed with images of colored hats.
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