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US study says sex down among young adults, teens

US study says sex down among young adults, teens
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 3:49pm

(AP) - Apparently, fewer high school and college
students are having sex.

U.S. health officials say the proportion of 15- to 24-year-olds
who have had some kind of sex dropped in the past decade from 78
percent to about 72 percent.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the
study Thursday. The lead author described the decline as small but

Some experts say an emphasis on abstinence in sex education may
have played a role.

Some say concern about sexually spread diseases
may have been a factor. Still others suggest this is a generation
of kids who are less inclined to experiment with drugs and sex.

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