One in three sexually active teenagers said their first experience was a one-night stand and half said the experience had happened when they were drunk. E-mail this story to a friend. Most who have had sex did so for the first time at the age of 15 while those who had not yet had lost their virginity felt pressured to do so. National Center for Health Statistics. The study found that only 42 percent of girls and 44 percent of boys aged 15 to 19 reported having sex at least once. Instead, the study found that most teenagers in high school aren't sexually active.
Contraception is probably more widely used because teens have better access, Breuner said.
Most U.S. Teens Aren't 'Doing It'
Teens also appear to be more aware of the lifelong consequences of pregnancy, said lead researcher Joyce Abma, a statistician with the U. Dr Roger Ingham, University of Southampton. If we continue to ignore young people's sexuality and hope that it will go away we will be doing a great disservice to our younger generation. Condoms are the most commonly used method of contraception among teens, with 56 percent of teenage girls saying they used one during their last sexual encounter. One in four teenagers have had sexual intercourse before they are 16 and some have lost their virginity as early as Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional.