Teens waiting longer to have sex, but getting STDs at a younger age
TUCSON, ARIZONA (KWWL) -- A new study on the sexual behavior of teenagers finds girls are more likely to have unprotected sexual experiences than boys.
This is despite the fact that boys are more sexually active than girls.
Researchers at the University of Arizona also found young people are waiting longer to have their first sexual encounter, between 15 and 19, but the average age that people contract an STD is getting younger.
It appears sex education is the key. The study found the younger a child learns about the birds and the bees, the less likely they are to have unprotected sex.