In Brief: Mar. 5, 2001

TOO EARLY, TOO YOUNG Studies compiled by the Ladies' Home Journal indicate that children have sex more often than parents had thought. The current issue reports that by age 13, 1 in 12 kids is no longer a virgin and that by 15 a third of girls and 45% of boys have had sex. The article notes that many kids who haven't had intercourse have had sexual experiences. Half of all teenagers have engaged in oral sex, an activity many consider less serious than intercourse. Some experts suggest the Lewinsky scandal may have fueled this trend.


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