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Tue March 22, 2005
Study: Teens Make Safer Decisions About Sex
Laramie, Wy – A new study shows Wyoming teenagers are changing their sexual behavior.
The Child Trends study found the state's teen birth rate has dropped almost 50 percent over the last 25 years.
In 2002, only about 46 percent of 15 to 19 year olds said they were sexually active. That is down from 49 percent of females and 55 percent of males in the same age group in 1995.
And teens who are sexually active say they are taking more precautions against consequences like pregnancy.