Study: More Young People Scorn Sex
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
It's not quite a revolution, but it is a significant change for teenagers in this country. More and more teens appear to be postponing sexual activity. NPR's Nancy Shute reports.
NANCY SHUTE: Experts aren't sure if this is a trend, but teen pregnancy rates are down and use of condoms and birth control is up. Pediatrician John Santelli is a senior fellow at the Guttmacher Institute which studies sexual health.
JOHN SANTELLI: You know, I see a generation of adolescence who are very concerned about making the right life choices, you know, trying to take care of their health, trying to take care of their responsibilities in school and perhaps this kind of data reflects that. It's hard to know.
SHUTE: Nancy Shute, NPR News, Washington.
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