Teenage Males At Risk

— NPR's Brenda Wilson reports that a self-administered survey of American teenagers suggests that health officials are underestimating the risks teenage males are taking with sex, drugs, and violence. The National Survey of Adolescent Males utilized earphones and laptop computers, ensuring the 14-to-19 year old participants more privacy in their responses. Returns indicate an alarming number of these youths carry guns, abuse drugs and alcohol, and have unprotected sex—sometimes with prostitutes.

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