Skip to comments.Study finds one in 10 Texas 6th graders have had sex
Posted on 10/18/2011 8:01:31 PM PDT by trumandogz
Children at Risk, a state policy advocate organization, published today a series of studies and articles on sex and teen pregnancy in Texas. Some of the results may shock you.
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Nothing like robbing childhood. Our culture has made it a sport.
Surely a kid would never lie about having had sex when they actually haven’t.
It is muy macho
When I was eleven (mid fifties), I didn’t even know what “sex” was. However, I had not been exposed to hour after hour of TV, TV obsessed with sex.
A study of public education in general shows that 1 in 6 sixth graders are old enough to have sex.
“Surely a kid would never lie”
When I was in grade school or high school, I lied to these surveys and encouraged others to do so. It was fun!
Not sure I believe this. When I was in junior high they started handing out questionaires about drug use and sexual activity- we thought it was great fun to lie on them. Parents even thought it was OK to lie on them, thinking it was none of the government’s business what we were up to. I am sure kids haven’t changed that much...just because they checked the box for “having sex” or “having sex 4 or more times a week” doesn’t mean it is true.
By the time is kid is done with high school, there is a better than 50% chance that they have had sex.
That was true 30 years ago and it is still true today.
Race/Ethnicity 2009 YRBS data indicate that black and Hispanic high school students in Texas are significantly more likely than non-Hispanic white students to have ever had sex (63% vs. 54% vs. 45%, p < .01) and to have had sex with at least one person in the past three months (43% vs. 40% vs. 33%, p < .05). Sexually active black and Hispanic students are also more likely to report not using birth control pills (94% vs. 90% vs. 78%, p < .01), not using birth control pills or Depo-Provera (91% vs. 89% vs. 75%, p < .01), and not using dual protection (condoms and pills or Depo Provera) (97% vs. 96% vs. 90%, p < .05) the last time they had sex, compared to non- Hispanic white students. Black students are more likely than Hispanic and non-Hispanic white students to have had sex for the first time before age 13 (12% vs. 6% vs. 4%, p < .05) and to have had sex with four or more partners (29% vs. 15% vs. 14%, p < .01). Black students are also more likely than non-Hispanic white students to have experienced dating violence in the past year (13% vs. 9%, p < .05). Hispanic students are more likely than black and non- Hispanic white students to have never received education about HIV and AIDS in school (25% vs. 12% vs. 11%, p < .01).
As usual, this isn't about Texas, this is about the large population of minorities in Texas and a basic lack family structure among ethnic minorities.
Me too. That’s how I know. :-)
Hate to tell you - in our local school the liberals decided to bus in some children from less affluent local towns. By the end of the year 50% of the boys in the 5th grade could answer yes to the question about Lewinskis.
I agree. I think this is just another lamestream media hit piece designed to make Texas look bad. The eastern Ivy league elites hate us for our success and Conservatism.
And as I posted a few messages back, the illegals, minorities (sadly, a lot of Muzzies here nowadays) and transplants from up north don't always share the strong traditional Christian values that have long been a part of our culture here. They skew the numbers unfavorably.
Seeing how it’s Houston, most of the sixth graders are probably at least seventeen years old.
I’m talking about the 50’s. Back in the day when an eleven year old was innocent. Back before sex was the preemptive reason for television programs, back before sex was the preemptive reason for school curriculum.
Are we talking about 11 yo?
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