March 7, 2011
Abstinence in the U.S. Increases Among Young People
Abstinence among young people seems to be on the
rise, The Washington Post reports. The latest National Survey of Family Growth—an ongoing
federal survey of American sexual behavior—reveals that among interviewees who
were 15 to 24 years old, 29 percent of women and 27 percent of men reported
that they had never had sex, an increase from 22 percent for both genders in
2002. The survey was first done in 1973. The current survey, conducted from
2006 to 2008 among those ages 15 to 44, is the seventh. Survey results also
include details on sexual behaviors including the number and gender of sexual
To read the Post article, click here.
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