Alarming Statistics:

- 1 of 10 women b/w 15-19 years of age get pregnant every year, 83% are unwanted or unplanned

- 50% of unmarried teens who get pregnant do so within six months of their first sexual experience

- approx. 50-60% of adolescent girls and 75% od adolescent boys have had sexual intercourse by the time they graduate from high school

- 61% male and 48% female high school students engage in sexual intercourse

- as of 1992, 54% of all high school students are coitally experienced, the majority do not use condoms consistently

- only 40% of girls who leave high school because of pregnany will graduate from high school, only 2% will graduate from college before 29 years old

- a growing number of adolescents are having sexual intercourse before the age of 13

- 40% of all adolescent females will become pregnant before they graduate from high school

- almost 1.1 million teen pregnancies will end in abortion or miscarrige

- of 500,000 births occurring in adolescents girls each year, 31,000 occur in girls under 15

- 3 million 13-19 year old are infected with STDs not including HIV or AIDS

- STD’s infect 10,000 13-21 year olds yearly

- estimated 10-12 million Americans have STDs

- 15-19 year olds accounted for 24% of reported cases of Gonorhea

- incidence of clamydia of infertility is reported to be 5-30% in sexually active ttens

- average age for initiation of sexcual intercourse is now mid-late adolescense

- United States holds the highest rate of teen pregnancy of any delevoped nation

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