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Chastity on the rise among youth

Catholic World News - March 08, 2011

An increasing number of teenagers and young adults are choosing to live chastely, according to a new study from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.

The report, which covered the years 2006-08, found that 27% of men and 29% of women of ages 15-24 have not had a “sexual encounter”-- up from 22% of both men and women in 2002.

In addition, 53% of boys and 58% of girls of ages 15-17 have not engaged in “sexual contact”-- up from 46% and 49%.

The study also found that fewer than 2% of men, and barely 1% of women, are homosexuals.

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