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Federal Government Survey Finds Teen Virginity on the Rise

Does this mean we’ll have to put up with fewer abstinence ads from Bristol Palin? The federal government surveyed teenagers and adults ages 15-44 and the results are not what you expect. Among the findings: most adults are monogamous, 13 percent of women reported some “same-sex” behavior in their lifetime as opposed to 5 percent of men, 21 percent of men have at least 15 sex partners in their lifetime (while only 8 percent of women have), and 36 percent of women and 44 percent of men have had anal sex. But perhaps the biggest surprise: Nearly one-third of both teen boys and girls reported no sexual activity—a figure that’s risen since 2002, the last time the survey was conducted.