Aussie teens smart on sexual health

A study of teenage sexual health and education has found young Australians have good knowledge of sexual health, are behaving responsibly and are actively seeking out trusted, reliable sources of information.
A study of teenage sexual health and education has found young Australians have good knowledge of sexual health, are behaving responsibly and are actively seeking out trusted, reliable sources of information.

AUSTRALIAN teenagers are engaging in responsible sexual behaviour, but need more education, according to a survey conducted by La Trobe University.

A total of 6327 Year 10-12 students in government, Catholic and independent schools from each state and territory were quizzed about their sexual behaviour and knowledge of sexually transmitted infections.

The National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health found 47 per cent had already engaged in sexual intercourse, with 76 per cent having sex at home, 65 per cent with a boyfriend or girlfriend, 62 per cent often or always used a condom, and 86 per cent with somebody about the same age.

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