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Sexual fact or fiction?

  1. In one study, around 70% of girls 15 to 19 who had sex said they wish they had waited.

  2. Most teens think about the risk of getting pregnant.

  3. You can't get pregnant having sex your first time. It's impossible.

  4. You can't get pregnant having sex standing upright.

  5. Three out of 10 teen girls in the United States get pregnant before they turn 20. Each year there are around 750,000 teen pregnancies in the United States, and most of those are unplanned.

  6. Most teens who become pregnant marry the father of their baby.

  7. You can't get pregnant if you have sex while you are menstruating.

  8. One out of 4 teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease, or STD (also known as a sexually transmitted infection, or STI).

  9. You can tell by looking at someone if they have a sexually transmitted disease, or STD (also known as a sexually transmitted infection, or STI).

Content last reviewed April 15, 2014
Page last updated June 03, 2014

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.

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