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Study: 20 Percent of Young Teens Sexually Active

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Study: 20 Percent of Young Teens Sexually Active

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Study: 20 Percent of Young Teens Sexually Active

Study: 20 Percent of Young Teens Sexually Active

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A study on the sex lives of adolescents ages 12 to 14 finds that one in five have had sexual intercourse. A survey of more than 30,000 young teens also raises fears about lack of contraception and increased risk for sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy. In the first installment of a three-part series, hear NPR's Michelle Trudeau.