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Those conducting the study speculated that fewer girls say they have ever had sex because girls viewed teenage parenthood as more of a problem than boys.
Girls were thought to be more restricted in their sexual attitudes; they were more likely than boys to believe that they would be able to control their sexual urges.
Among those who were sexually active, the majority (82%) used contraception.
Teenage girls who use the most common form of birth control pills, combination birth control pills with both estrogen and progestin, are 80% more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant than girls who were not taking birth control.
Girls typically think of virginity as a gift, while boys think of virginity as a stigma.
When asked about abstinence, many girls reported they felt conflicted.
Sexual activity in general is associated with various risks.
The risks of sexual intercourse include unwanted pregnancy and contracting a sexually transmitted infection such as HIV/AIDS, which can be reduced with availability and use of a condom or adopting other safe sex practices.
Adolescent sexuality is a stage of human development in which adolescents experience and explore sexual feelings.
Interest in sexuality intensifies during the onset of puberty, and sexuality is often a vital aspect of teenagers' lives.
Contraceptives specifically reduce the chance of pregnancy.