One in ten teens has same-sex partners
According to a 2002 study of Massachusetts and Vermont teens, only 5 percent to 6 percent of teens had same-sex partners. In the new study, 9.3 percent of teens said they did.
“Clearly there’s a high rate of same-sex partners among teens, and we need to recognize any vulnerabilities that may be associated with these behaviors,” said Dr. Susan Blank, an assistant commissioner at the NYC Health Department. Blank, who was not involved with the study, was referring to a lower rate of condom use and unwanted sex among teens with same-sex partners seen in the study
Listen Mr. Sister: If you choose to engage in pre-marital sex, protect yourself, protect your partner, and protect your future partners… Wrap it up gurl! Oh, and ladies, if your partner can’t bag it (there’s condoms for women too), then your partner doesn’t like you that much! Gay, Straight, Curious, Bi-Sexual… it’s everyone’s responsibility to be safe!
- Study: 1 in 10 Teens Have Had Same-Sex Partner (aolhealth.com)
- Study reveals risky sex behavior among NYC teens (msnbc.msn.com)