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Stats Can reports that fewer teen girls are having sex

August 21st, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

According to the CBC, Stats Can is reporting a drop in the number of teens who say they’ve had sexual intercourse at least once.

The decline occurred due to young women. For them, the proportion who reported having had intercourse decreased from 51 per cent in 1996 to 43 per cent in 2005. Among young men, the proportion stayed unchanged at 43 per cent.

There’s also some information in the report about increased condom use.

Sex education seems to be paying off among younger teens in terms of greater condom use, said Alex McKay of the Sex Information and Education Council in Toronto.

The report is based on interviews with about 4,500 teens in 1996, and about 10,000 teenagers for 2003 and 2005. Read more here.

Tags: body politics, news flash

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