How high is your SIQ (Sex Information Quotient)? Do you know how prevalent sexual behaviors are among teenagers, and the consequences of these behaviors? Take this quick test to determine your SIQ.
Answer: (B) More than 50%
In the period 2011 to 2013, 56 percent of never-married teen girls and 53 percent of never-married teen boys between the ages of 15 and 19 reported that they had never had sexual intercourse. The number of “sexually experienced” teens peaked in 1988 at 51 percent and there has been a steady decline ever since, except for a slight increase from 2011 to 2013.
Answer: (C) Been increasing
The number of American teens ages 15-19 who have had sex has declined significantly in the past 25 years, by 14% for females and 22% for males. It simply isn’t true that teens can’t control their “raging hormones” or that “everyone is having sex.” Hundreds of thousands of teens have signed “True Love Waits” commitment cards since the campaign began in 1993, pledging to remain virgins until they marry. True Love Waits is now in 85 countries, and an estimated 2.5 to 3 million youth have signed cards pledging sexual abstinence until marriage.
Answer: (A) One in 2
One of every two sexually active girls in the United States has an STD. Among all teen girls, the rate is one in every four.
Answer: (B) 74.3%, according to a survey in January 2015 by O-net, a marriage counselling firm. In 1996 50% were not in a relationship at 20 years of age.
Answer: (B) 40%, according to a 2015 survey by the Japanese Cabinet Office.