2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results-Sexual Risk Behaviors

In the 2019 results, the percentage of high school students who have ever had sex declined from 46% in 2009 to 38% in 2019. The percentage of students who had four or more sexual partners also declined from 14% in 2009 to 9% in 2019. Unfortunately, condom use among students having sex also decreased from 61% in 2009 to 54% in 2019, presenting a serious health risk for STDs, including HIV. This decline follows a period of increased condom use throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.

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