Sex and Sexuality Facts

Did you know that among U.S. high school students surveyed in 2011 47.4% had ever had sexual intercourse, 33.7% had had sexual intercourse during the previous 3 months, and, of these 39.8% did not use a condom the last time they had sex?

  • 15.3% had had sex with four or more people during their life.
  • Nearly half of the 19 million new STDs each year are among young people aged 15–24 years.
  • More than 400,000 teen girls aged 15–19 years gave birth in 2009.
  • Prior to the sexual activity, 21.6% drank alcohol or used drugs.
  • In 2006, an estimated 5,259 young people (ages 13-24) were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.