Survey: Most Conn. HS Seniors Having Sex

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS 2/AP) — Results of a study examining the sexual behaviors of Connecticut high school students have alerted health officials to what may be a dangerous trend.

The survey, conducted by Connecticut health and education officials, shows that about two-thirds of high school seniors in the state have had sex in the past year but only 59 percent of them say condoms were used.

The results from the state’s 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey has health officials worried that not enough teens are taking precautions against sexually transmitted diseases and too many are relying on peers instead of parents or teachers to get information about safe sex and healthy relationships.

The survey also found that sex begins in freshman year for one in four students.

Nearly 41 percent of all high school students said they had sex within the past 12 months, which is below the national rate of 46 percent.

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  • Roy

    Why would this surprise anyone,the failure to use a condom is very troubling,so much for sex education………………

  • Clynton

    The Kenyan in DC can make it a crime, then send each of the little pigs a check to rehabilitate themselves. If that does not work the second check can be larger.

  • NYT

    First wife?? How many have you had?

  • msdoolittle

    Chris, you’re right…that is the world today! Do what make YOU feel good, and to hell with the consequences…isn’t that what we’re being taught?

    Good for you, George, too bad there aren’t more like you.

  • chris

    George, please get into the 21st century…That is not the reality of the world today.

    • c

      Chris, the world is full of disease. Read the news sometime, or learn to read.

  • George Dresbach

    I was celebate until I met the woman who became my first wife! :-)

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