Trends in HIV- and STD-Related Risk Behaviors Among High School Students -- United States, 1991-2007

August 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/1/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 30, p817
This article outlines the results of an analysis of the biennial Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the survey, there has been a 12% decline in the percentage of U.S. high school students who ever had sexual intercourse during 1991-2007. The survey also found an increase in the prevalence of condom use. It also detected a decline in the prevalence of multiple sex partners from 18.7% to 14.9%.


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