Sexuality teen dating
Research into adolescents' sexual behavior in situations outside traditional dating situations, commonly referred to as "hooking up", shows that adolescents underestimate the risk involved in such situations.
Boys who caused a pregnancy in the past were more than twice as likely to become abstinent after this episode than boys who had not.
Pregnancies are much less common among girls younger than 15.
In 2008, 6.6 pregnancies occurred per 1,000 teens aged 14 or younger.
More than half of the schools in the study followed a comprehensive approach that included information about both abstinence and contraception, while approximately one third of schools provided students with abstinence-only sex education.
For those teens who have had sex, 70% of girls and 56% of boys said that their first sexual experience was with a steady partner, while 16% of girls and 28% of boys report losing their virginity to someone they had just met or who was just a friend.