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Prevention/Epidemiology

Survey Shows Rise in Unprotected Sex Among Youth, Raises Concern About Sex Education

September 27, 2011

"The number of young people having unprotected sex in the West has risen sharply over the past two years," according to a global survey conducted by the International Planned Parenthood Federation between April and May of this year, Agence France-Presse reports. The study was funded by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the news agency notes (9/26). The survey, titled "Clueless or Clued Up: Your right to be informed about contraception," prepared for World Contraception Day on September 26, "questioned more than 6,000 young people from 26 countries ... on their attitudes toward sex and contraception" and "reports that the number of young people having unsafe sex with a new partner increased by 111 percent in France, 39 percent in the USA and 19 percent in Britain in the last three years,"

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Comment by: ROBERT H (KANSAS CITY MO) Thu., Sep. 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm EDT
IF WE COULD TAKE THE TIME AND GIVE MORE EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS EMPLOYERS WE CAN REACH THESE YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE OLDER PEOPLE ALSO.WE HAVE GET A GRIP ON THIS THING CAUSE ITS KILLING HALF OF OUR YOUTH.
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