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Friday, June 6, 2008

Survey Shows Rise in Sexual Activity in High Schools


Joshua Goldberg

Christian Post Reporter

Thurs, June. 05 2008 06:59 PM ET

The rates of sexuality activity among U.S. high school students rose this year, according to a new study released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nearly half of all high school students have reportedly had sex, even as condom and contraceptive use is declining, the study noted.

Although the rates of sexual activity represented a decrease from its record high of 54 percent in 1991, the new results suggest a new upward trend among students.

The study found an increase in sexual activity among Hispanic students and a decrease among white and black students.

Furthermore, the number of students who reported to have had more than four sexual partners declined from its 1991 high of 19 percent to just 15 percent this year, according to the study.

The survey, which is conducted every two years and seeks to gauge the frequency of a wide range of risky behaviors among youth, also revealed that nearly 75 percent of students have tried alcohol and that 20 percent of students smoke.

Over 14,000 high school students from across the nation participated in the survey.

6 Readers Commented:

  1. Not only are they having more sex, but kids are starting younger as well.

    Statistics here in Singapore show that some girls have started having sex at the age of 12, with some even going for abortions at that age!

  2. This is frightening to me as the parent of a 14 year old son, and a soon to be 10 year old girl :-(

    Lord Jesus, come soon!!

  3. WoW Brother Isaiah that's some stats!!! what I also think is responsible for the recent rise is that parents/guardians are so busy with so much stuff that they can't really manage everything anymore in their daily routines.

    Imagine having an abortion at that age not that at any age it's ok but it would sacr that Child for life cos abortion is a guilt that stays with the person for life only Jesus can wash away that feeling of unworthiness


  4. Tkwi don't be scared just commit your Children to God and He will do the rest.

    Godbless you sister

  5. Luckenzo18:17

    I strongely agree with COH about parents busy doing stuff. This situation will get worse, cos Christ Jesus the model of Life has been taken away from schools. Our children have been offered to media houses for custody, film, internet, t.v and magazines are there.Every parent should train the child the way they should grow and they will not depart from it.

  6. Godbless you Luckenzo, You are so right my dear, we should train our Children in the fear and knowledge of God


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