American Teens Are Less into Sex and Drugs but Still Gaining More Weight: Study

American Teens Are Less into Sex and Drugs but Still Gaining More Weight: Study

A newly released study of about 15,000 high school students has found that fewer are having sex and fewer are using drugs. The National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a study of students across 21 urban school districts covering 39 states, was conducted from 2007-2017. The number of teens engaging in sexual behavior declined to 39.5 percent from 47.8 percent, but those who did have intercourse were less likely to use a condom -- that rate fell to 53.8 percent from 61.5 percent -- which may concern some parents because half of all new sexually transmitted disease infections occur in 15-to-24-year-olds...

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