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AdvocatesforYouthQuick Facts About Reproductive and Sexual Health

As Of January 10, 2012 – Download the PDF of this document!



Estimated 48k new infections in 2009 – 1/3 among young people ages 13-29



Teen Pregnancy and Birth



  • 16 million teens ages 15-19 give birth every year
    • WHO: 10 Facts on Adolescent Health, Slide 3


Sexual Activity

  • By the age of 19, 70 percent of young people have had sex.
  • 6 percent of all high school students (grades 9-12) have ever had sex; 62 percent of high school seniors report ever having had sex.
  • In 2006–2010, about 43% of never-married female teenagers (4.4 million), and about 42% of never-married male teenagers (4.5 million) had had sexual intercourse at least once – a total of nearly 9 million teens who have already had sex.

Bullying and Harassment

  • 48 % of students have been sexually harassed
    • AAUW report, 2010
  • 32% of all students have been bullied at school; 11% physically bullied
  • 85% of LGBT students have been bullied at school, 28% physically
    • GLSEN Climate Report 2009

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Emily Bridges

Director of Public Information Services
Advocates for Youth

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