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Last Month's Poll Results:

Females are twice as likely as males to be physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they do not want to?

Answer:True. According to the 2011 Indiana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 14.5% of high school females reported being physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to compared to 5.2% of males.

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Think most teens are having sex?

Guess again!

51.0 % of Hoosier high school students have ever had sex. 38.5% (Round to 39%) of Hoosier high school students are currently sexually active.

Source: 2011 Indiana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

How do you define sexual intercourse?

Have you ever considered this? Is it only intercourse? Is oral sex considered sex? Anal sex? What about mutual masturbation or genital touching? How far can a teen go and remain a virgin? These are important questions and you need the facts.

Whether you consider some or all of these activities to be sex or not, the bottom line is that any type of sexual activity carries risks. For example, while oral sex may not carry the risk of pregnancy that vaginal intercourse does, it does put you at risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection or STI.

So, what is abstinence? Abstinence is choosing not to have any kind of sexual activity. Abstinence is the only 100% safe method to stay free of pregnancy and STIs. To learn more about abstinence and its benefits, click here.