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09 November 2010

Teens abstaining longer but still risky

Teenage girls are more likely than boys to have unprotected sex during their first sexual experience, new research indicates.

Teenage girls are more likely than boys to have unprotected sex during their first sexual experience, new research indicates.

Her analysis of data from the National Survey of Family Growth also found that young people are waiting longer than in the past to have a first sexual encounter, but they are contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) earlier than in the past.

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