Academic journal article The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2002). Trends in Sexual Risk Behaviors among High School Students-United States, 1991-2001

Academic journal article The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2002). Trends in Sexual Risk Behaviors among High School Students-United States, 1991-2001

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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 51, 956-959.

As part of its Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducts the biennial Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) which utilizes sampling techniques that provide an overall sample representative of students in grades 9-12 in all 50 states. The survey contains items on sexual intercourse, number of sex partners, condom use, and alcohol or drug use before last sexual intercourse. The report describes observable trends in sexual behaviour among high school students by analyzing data from the six YRBS's conducted from 1991-2001.

For the sample as a whole, during the 1991-2001 period, the prevalence of ever having had sexual intercourse decreased from 50.8% to 42.9% among females and from 57.4% to 48.5% among males. For grade 9 students, the prevalence of ever having had sexual intercourse declined from 39.0% to 34.4% and for grade 12 students the rate declined from 66.7% to 60.5%. The percentage of the entire sample who had had intercourse in the previous three months declined from 38.2% to 33. …

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