The latest statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that fewer young adults are currently having sex compared to the young adults during the year 2002, which is the last time the survey was conducted.
According to USA Today, 27 percent of males and 29 percent of females among people ages 15 to 24 have never had any sort of sexual contact with another person. In 2002, only 22 percent of both males and females said in a survey that they've never had that type of sexual experience. Results of the government study lead experts to believe that today's generation of teens and young adults are less inclined to experiment with drugs or sex.
What exactly has led to the increase in virginity among young adults? Associated Press states that some experts cite an emphasis on abstinence in sex education to be responsible for the decline in sex among teens. Others say that the concern about sexually transmitted diseases is a reason for the rise in young adults that are not having sexual experiences.
When it comes to sex education in schools, many students in Texas are learning about family law procedures in addition to the risks that are associated with sexual behavior. As we reported in an earlier blog post, high school students are now learning about child support and paternity in school, through the state’s Parenting and Paternity Awareness (PAPA) initiative. Texas family law attorneys in the Houston area can help young parents through these types of court proceedings.