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          Know the Facts about Teens and Sex

          October 28, 2002

          You may find them shocking, but these are the facts about teenage sexual activity. Use this information to become a force in your child’s life and encourage him/her to make good choices.
          • Ten percent of all 13-year-olds have had sexual intercourse.
          • 50 percent of all teenagers have had sex by the time they enter the 10th grade.
          • One in every five teenage girls will become pregnant during high school.
          • Half of all teenagers don’t believe oral sex is sex.
          • By the time they finish high school, two-thirds of all young adults will have become sexually active.

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