- Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing, 2006–2010 National Survey of Family Growth
In 2006–2010, about 43% of never-married female teenagers (4.4 million), and about 42% of never-married male teenagers (4.5 million) had had sexual intercourse at least once.
- CDC-Youth Online-High School YRBS: Home Page
Youth Online lets you analyze national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) data from 1991-2011, including data on sexual activity and condom/contraception use. Data from high school and middle school surveys are included.
- Kaiser Family Foundation - Sexual Health of Adolescent and Young Adults in the United States
Published in March 2013, this fact sheet provides the most up to date statistics on adolescent sexual behavior and sexual health.
- CDC - Data Briefs - Educating Teenagers about Sexual Health
This is a survey conducted in September 2010 about the effects sex education has on teenagers and their sexual choices.
- CDC - Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System - Sexual Behavior - High Risk
This is a Powerpoint by the CDC that shows vital statistics of teens who are engaging in risky sexual behaviors. Also includes stats on teenagers who receive(d) sexual education and know about contraception. (WARNING: Will download onto your computer.)
- CDC - Sexual and Reproductive Health of Persons Aged 10-24 Years - United States - 2002-2007
This page, also from the CDC, comes from a survey done over a span of five years. It also includes a .pdf of their complete findings while the site itself highlights key information.
- Guttmacher Institute - Facts on American Teens' Sexual and Reproductive Health
Published February 2013. Although only 13% of teens have had sex by age 15, most initiate sex in their later teen years. By their 19th birthday, seven in 10 female and male teens have had intercourse.
- 50-State and National Comparisons | The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy -
Compare state and national stats on teen pregnancy, birth, sexual behavior, and other info.
- Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
Reports exploring the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life. Visit the "Teens" or "Health" topic for info about teens, health, and online life.
- CDC - School Health Profiles
For each state, download a factsheet about sexual health indicators and school policies, as well as other information about school health.
- Sexual Health of Young People in the U.S. South: Challenges and Opportunities
This report from March 2012 examines the current challenges and opportunities related to the sexual health of young people in 10 Southern states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. It includes a profile of key sociodemographic factors in the South relevant to sexual health, including: population growth, race, poverty, and women’s educational attainment. The report then looks at the sexual health profile of young people including indicators such as: sexually transmitted infections, HIV, teenage pregnancy, teenage birth, and low birth weight. Finally, the report explores sexual health education practices in the Southern states and the challenges and opportunities they offer to improve the sexual health of young people in the U.S. South.
- Sexual Experience and Contraceptive Use Among Female Teens — United States, 1995, 2002, and 2006–2010 (CDC)
To describe trends in sexual experience and use of contraceptive methods among females aged 15–19 years, CDC analyzed data from the National Survey of Family Growth collected for 1995, 2002, and 2006–2010 (3). During 2006–2010, 57% of females aged 15–19 years had never had sex (defined as vaginal intercourse), an increase from 49% in 1995. Younger teens (aged 15–17 years) were more likely not to have had sex (73%) than older teens (36%); the proportion of teens who had never had sex did not differ by race/ethnicity. Approximately 60% of sexually experienced teens reported current use of highly effective contraceptive methods (e.g., intrauterine device [IUD] or hormonal methods), an increase from 47% in 1995.