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Seventeen Magazine and Kaiser Family Foundation Release New Survey of Teens About Virginity

As part of an on-going public information partnership called SexSmarts, seventeen and the Kaiser Family Foundation conduct nationally-representative surveys of teens 15 to 17 on issues related to their sexual health. The latest in the series is about perceptions of virginity and first sexual activity among adolescents. It covers a variety of issues related to decision making by adolescents about virginity, including when and why they choose to have sex and what issues and concerns influence their decision to have or not have sex. The survey also provides insight into how sexually active adolescents feel about having had sex.

Summary of Findings: Virginity and The First Time (.pdf)

Toplines/Survey: Virginity and The First Time (.pdf)


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