Study shows sex among young teens remains low

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A new study finds sexual activity among young teens has remained extremely low.

A recent survey showed 1 percent of 11 year olds and 2. 5 percent of 12 year olds reported having had sex.

But the number jumps to a third of teens by age 16 and nearly half by age 17.

The report also finds contraceptive usage is common among younger teens who engage in sexual activity.