When I was in high school there was a local nonprofit group that would come and give week-long sex education classes. It was pretty much you can get an std or a baby so wait until you fall in love.
Apparently, those classes have become savvier, or over exposure to sex in every form of entertainment in existence makes it less appealing. Whatever the case the Center for Disease Control reported a decrease in sexually active high school-aged teens and those who were active used contraception.
Other notable findings from the CDC study:
- A small percentage, 2 percent among female teens and 7 percent of male teens, reported having their first sexual experience with someone they had “just met.” The majority — 74 percent of girls and 51 percent of the boys — reported that they were “going steady” with their partner prior to their first sexual experience.
- Nearly three in 10 teens, male and female, had sexual intercourse at least once in the past three months.
- Condoms are the most commonly reported use of contraception, with 97 percent use reported by teen females, followed by withdrawal (60 percent), and the Pill (56 percent).