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Teens and Sex Today

A June, 2010 report titled "Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing" provides a thought-provoking snapshot of some of the sexual attitudes and behaviors of teens. While the report, published by the National Center for Health Statistics, does not specifically discuss teens with disabilities, it does describe part of the social context in which all teens are growing up. Among the findings of the research conducted in 2006-08 were:

 

The full report, published by the National Center for Health Statistics, is available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_23/sr23_030.pdf.

 

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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/232). Citation: Fager, S., Hancox, D., Ely, C., Stenhjem, P., & Gaylord, V. (Eds.). (Spring/Summer 2010). Impact: Feature Issue on Sexuality and People with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities, 23(2). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration].
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The PDF version of this Impact, with photos and graphics, is also online at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/232/232.pdf.

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