CDC Releases New Report on American Teens and Sex: Here Are 4 Things You Need to Know

3) Racial Differences

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The CDC report found disparities in sexual activity experience between various racial groups, especially in the males category.

"For male teenagers, in 2011–2015, 58.6 percent of never-married non-Hispanic black males aged 15–19 had sexual intercourse, a significantly higher percentage than the 45.7 percent among never-married Hispanic males and the 42.8 percent among never-married non-Hispanic white males in this age group," noted the report.

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"This difference between non-Hispanic white and black males has persisted through all five survey periods (10–12)."

The report did note some lack of disparity among females, with the authors noting that "in 2011–2015, no significant differences were seen in the percentages who were sexually experienced among never-married Hispanic, non-Hispanic white, and non-Hispanic black female teenagers."

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