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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