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Study Shocker: Texas Children Having Sex Earlier Than Ever

Children at Risk, a state policy advocate organization, has released a study that indicates Texas children are discovering sex at younger and younger ages, some as young as 12.

via Huskies Cross Country

The most shocking finding in this study is that almost one out of every ten Texas 6th graders — 12 year olds on average — has had sex, and the percentage increases almost exponentially in teenagers.

22 percent of Texas 7th and 29 percent of 8th graders have had sex.

Of  high school-aged kids, 32 percent of 9th graders, 41 percent of 10th graders, 53 percent of 11th graders and 62 percent of 12th graders have had sex.

Taken together, more than one third of the entire Texas public middle and high school population are sexually experienced.

This information comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the CDC’s Middle School Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the University of Texas Prevention Research Center’s All About Youth study.

via Study finds one in 10 Texas 6th graders have had sex | Mom Houston | a Chron.com blog.

Here’s a link to the study:

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This report shouldn’t be a shock to anybody.  What do we expect in a society that’s obsessed and saturated with sex?  Kids grow up watching prime time TV shows and movies that feature teenagers and young adults ripping their clothes off and tumbling into bed.

Unbridled sex is everywhere they look.  Worse, irresponsible sex is so common it has become acceptable.  It’s expected in high school and college.

Movie and TV stars even video themselves having sex and suffer no public consequences.  Why should we be surprised when our kids emulate what they see others doing?

 

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