Jay's World of Abstracts

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14 and Younger:

The Sexual Behavior of Young Adolescents
the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

[Standard disclaimer: The nature of abstracts are that they are pieces of something larger. Not everyone is going to be happy with my choice of abstracts from any larger work, so if you are dissatisfied, I would refer you to the original document, which should be able to be found on the Internet. I encourage others to make their own abstracts to satisfy their needs. I would be happy to publish them here.

Jay's Introduction

In the discussion of teen pregnancy, we commonly only really talk about teens who are 15 years old or older, probably because this is the point at which statistics start being kept on fertility. Now, there are a few studies, mentioned here, that looked a bit deeper and got some data that addressed the sexual activities of pre-teens. I didn't find anything particularly new here, but it certainly strenthened my resolve to try to do something positive in this arena.

I produced this abstract using time paid for by the Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council with funds from the New Mexico Department of Health.


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Proportion of Teens Who Have Had Sex at Age 14 and Younger, 3 Nationally-Representative Data Sets
Male Female Total
NLSY ('97) 22% 17% 19%
Add Health ('94-'96) 20% 14% 18%
NSFG ('95) - 20% -
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