One in ten teens have same-sex partners: report - Macleans.ca

One in ten teens have same-sex partners: report

Number is almost double what previous research found

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In a new study, 9.3 per cent of teens reported having same sex partners, almost twice the number that reported doing so in a 2002 study of Massachusetts and Vermont teens, Reuters reports. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the study looked at more than 17,000 teens in New York City, and found that those who had sex with only their own gender, or with both, were more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour and be at risk for sexually transmitted diseases. About half of the 18 million new cases of STDs reported each year are among people aged 15 to 24, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

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