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Sexual behavior among U.S. high school students, 1990-1995.
Fam Plann Perspect. 1998 Jul-Aug; 30(4):170-2, 200.FP

Abstract

CONTEXT

High rates of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV infection, among adolescents are major public health concerns that have created interest in trends in teenage sexual activity.

METHODS

Nationally representative data from Youth Risk Behavior Surveys conducted in 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1995 are used to examine levels of sexual experience, age at first intercourse, current sexual activity and condom use at last intercourse among students in grades 9-12.

RESULTS

The proportion of students who reported being sexually experienced remained at 53-54% from 1990 through 1995, while the percentage of sexually active students who used condoms at last intercourse rose from 46% to 54% between 1991 and 1995. Black students were more likely than white students to report being sexually experienced, being currently sexually active and having had four or more lifetime sexual partners; black students also reported a significantly younger age at first intercourse. Gender differences in sexual behavior were found more frequently among black students than among white or Hispanic students.

CONCLUSIONS

Although levels of sexual experience for high school students in the United States have not risen during the 1990s, a very high percentage of students continue to be at risk for unintended pregnancy and STDs, including HIV infection.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Surveillance Research Section, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9711454

Citation

Warren, C W., et al. "Sexual Behavior Among U.S. High School Students, 1990-1995." Family Planning Perspectives, vol. 30, no. 4, 1998, pp. 170-2, 200.
Warren CW, Santelli JS, Everett SA, et al. Sexual behavior among U.S. high school students, 1990-1995. Fam Plann Perspect. 1998;30(4):170-2, 200.
Warren, C. W., Santelli, J. S., Everett, S. A., Kann, L., Collins, J. L., Cassell, C., Morris, L., & Kolbe, L. J. (1998). Sexual behavior among U.S. high school students, 1990-1995. Family Planning Perspectives, 30(4), 170-2, 200.
Warren CW, et al. Sexual Behavior Among U.S. High School Students, 1990-1995. Fam Plann Perspect. 1998 Jul-Aug;30(4):170-2, 200. PubMed PMID: 9711454.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Sexual behavior among U.S. high school students, 1990-1995. AU - Warren,C W, AU - Santelli,J S, AU - Everett,S A, AU - Kann,L, AU - Collins,J L, AU - Cassell,C, AU - Morris,L, AU - Kolbe,L J, PY - 1998/8/26/pubmed PY - 1998/8/26/medline PY - 1998/8/26/entrez KW - Adolescents KW - Age Factors KW - Americas KW - Behavior KW - Blacks KW - Cultural Background KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developed Countries KW - Education KW - Ethnic Groups KW - Hispanics KW - North America KW - Northern America KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Premarital Sex Behavior KW - Research Report KW - Schools KW - Secondary Schools KW - Sex Behavior KW - Students KW - United States KW - Whites KW - Youth SP - 170-2, 200 JF - Family planning perspectives JO - Fam Plann Perspect VL - 30 IS - 4 N2 - CONTEXT: High rates of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV infection, among adolescents are major public health concerns that have created interest in trends in teenage sexual activity. METHODS: Nationally representative data from Youth Risk Behavior Surveys conducted in 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1995 are used to examine levels of sexual experience, age at first intercourse, current sexual activity and condom use at last intercourse among students in grades 9-12. RESULTS: The proportion of students who reported being sexually experienced remained at 53-54% from 1990 through 1995, while the percentage of sexually active students who used condoms at last intercourse rose from 46% to 54% between 1991 and 1995. Black students were more likely than white students to report being sexually experienced, being currently sexually active and having had four or more lifetime sexual partners; black students also reported a significantly younger age at first intercourse. Gender differences in sexual behavior were found more frequently among black students than among white or Hispanic students. CONCLUSIONS: Although levels of sexual experience for high school students in the United States have not risen during the 1990s, a very high percentage of students continue to be at risk for unintended pregnancy and STDs, including HIV infection. SN - 0014-7354 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9711454/Sexual_behavior_among_U_S__high_school_students_1990_1995_ L2 - https://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/3017098.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -