high school sex abstinence

Abstinence Statistics

Abstinence StatisticsData
Percent of Americans who wait until marriage to have sex3 %
Percent of Americans who waited until marriage to have sex in 195011 %
Percent of Americans in highly religious groups who wait until marriage to have sex20 %
Percent of abstainers who are women60 %
Percent of high school students who are virgins54 %
Percent of teens who agree that sexual activity for high school-age teens is not acceptable58 %
Percent of teens who desire to have one partner for life82 %
Percent of girls who have had sexual intercourse but said they wish they had waited80 %
Percent of teens who don’t think its embarrasing to admit being a virgin87 %
Teen abortion per 100,000 girls (< 20 years old) in states rejecting abstinence funding65.5
Teen abortion per 100,000 girls (< 20 years old) in states accepting abstinence funding44.2
Top Reasons Given for Choosing AbstinencePercent (Multiple Answers)
Uphold religious or moral values42 %
Don't want to get pregnant38 %
Waiting for that one special person34 %
Fear of getting a sexually transmitted disease33 %
Focusing on education or career23 %
Save yourself from emotional regret, fear, anger, betrayal18 %
Don't want to disappoint parents11 %
Maintain your reputation9 %
Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Waitingtillmarriage.org, AdvocatesForYouth.org, Abstinenceworks.org
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 3, 2017

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