On January 5, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report showing that between 2005 and 2015, more high school students are waiting longer to have sex for the first time. This delay resulted in fewer students reporting ever having sex among 9th and 10th graders overall, Hispanic 9th-11th graders, and Black students in 9th-12th grade.
The report does not, however, provide answers as to the underlying causes for this delay, saying that more research is needed to understand what’s driving the change. So what are we to make of all this?
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