Substance Abuse And Risky Sexual Behavior


Substance Abuse And Risky Sexual Behavior

Risky Behavior
Percentage of sexually active young people who said they had unprotected sex because they were drinking or using drugs:

  • 25% Young Adults (18 to 24)
  • 12% Teenagers (15 to 17)
  • 18% + Of young people aged 13 to 19 report that they were drinking when they were drinking when they had sex for the first time.
  • 1/4 Of sexually active 9-12th grade students report using alcohol or drugs during their last sexual encounter.

Female Behavior

  • 19% Of sexually active 9-12th grade students report using alcohol or drugs during their last sexual encounter
  • 77% Of sexually active females aged 14 to 22 who have used at least 5 substances in their lifetime, said they didn’t use a condom.
  • 39% Of women aged 18 to 30 said they had sex when consuming 5 to 8 drinks

Male Behavior

  • Adolescents who drink are 7 times more likely to have sex than those who do not
  • 31% Of sexually active 9-12 grade students report using alcohol or drugs during their last sexual encounter
  • 65% Of sexually active males aged 14 to 22 who have used at least 5 substances in their lifetime, said they didn’t use a condom
  • 35% Of men aged 18 to 30 said they had sex when consuming 5 to 8 drinks

Disastrous Consequences

  • 50% Chance of contacting gonorrhea
  • 30% Risk of getting genital herpes
  • 1% Risk of acquiring HIV

There are 15,000,000 new cases of STDs annually in the United States

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