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more than half of teens have sex and most use protection

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more than half of teens have sex and most use protection

just over half of american teenagers are sexually active, and most report using some form of contraception, according to new research.the study from the national center for health statistics found that 55% of teens said they were having sex by age 18, and 80% of those teens used some form of protection during their first time. the findings come from surveys with 4,134 male and female teens ages 15 to 19 from 2011 through 2015.overall, fewer teens are having sex now than in the past. 42% of teen girls and 44% of teen boys reported having sex at least once—down about 9% for girls and 16% for boys from when the government group began tracking such numbers in 1988. the most common reasons teen...