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To: Sopater; TheZMan; rockinqsranch
I tried this morning to find them in Breibart and their search function sucks big time. Then I found the links in my browser in history. Have at them.

US teens having less sex, drugs This seems to use the longer time span. comparing from the 90's to 2007.

Teen Sexual Activity Increases, Contraceptive Use Decreases This one is comparing from 2005 to 2007.

17 posted on 06/05/2008 8:14:55 AM PDT by BoneHead (if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down)
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To: BoneHead; TheZMan; rockinqsranch
I think that this part of the report from page 33 answers some of those questions:
Sexual Behaviors that Contribute to Unintended Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Including HIV Infection

During 1991–2007, significant linear decreases occurred in the percentage of students who ever had sexual intercourse (54.1%–47.8%), who had sexual intercourse with four or more persons during their lifetime (18.7%–14.9%), and who were currently sexually active (37.5%–35.0%). The percentage of students who had sexual intercourse for the first time before age 13 years decreased during 1991–2005 (10.2%–6.2%) and then did not change significantly during 2005–2007 (6.2%–7.1%). The percentage of sexually active students who used a condom at last sexual intercourse increased during 1991–2003 (46.2%–63.0%) and then did not change significantly during 2003–2007 (63.0%–61.5%). The percentage of students who drank alcohol or used drugs before last sexual intercourse increased during 1991–2001 (21.6–25.6) and then decreased during 2001–2007 (25.6%–22.5%). The percentage of students who were taught in school about AIDS or HIV infection increased during 1991–1997 (83.3%–91.5%) and then decreased during 1997–2007 (91.5%–89.5%). During 2005–2007, no significant changes occurred in any of these sexual behavior variables.(emphasis added)
The gains that were claimed from 1991 to 2007 were all made from 1991 to 2003. From somewhere between 2003 and 2005 things stopped improving and then have either remained fairly constant or gotten worse until 2007. Can someone tell me when "comprehensive sex education" started getting pushed in public schools?
18 posted on 06/05/2008 8:44:57 AM PDT by Sopater (A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left. ~ Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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