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CDC Report Finds Fewer Youths Are Having Sex

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Fewer teens and young adults are having sex, according to a report on sexual behavior, attraction, and identity released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The report, which presented updated findings from the national survey of family growth between 2006 and 2008, found that 27 percent of males and 29 percent of females between the ages of 15 and 24 reported never having sex.  The new percentages represent an estimated five percent rise from 2002, when similar data was last released.

Among the report's other findings, which did not differ from 2002, are:

-- More than 50 percent of young people aged 15 to 24 who reported having oral sex engaged in this behavior prior to having vaginal intercourse

-- 13 percent of women, but only 5.2 percent of men, reported having same-sex contact in their lifetime

-- 3.5 percent of women reported they were bisexual compared to 1.1 percent of men´╗┐

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