Sexuality, Contraception and the Media

"Sexuality, Contraception and the Media" is a policy statement published in the September 1986 Pediatrics. The statement, written by the AAP Committee on Adolescence, cites facts and statistics regarding adolescent sexual behavior, as well as the impact television has on this bahavior. In this article, AAP News takes a closer look at these facts and statistics.

Sex And Teenagers

• About half of all U.S. adolescents have experienced coitus by 17 years of age. The majority say their first experience was not anticipated.

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