Sex sells but we’re paying the price

Then there’s the salient facts that the average age of first sexual experiences for both sexes in Australia is 16 (20 per cent of girls had intercourse before their 15th birthday and almost 40 per cent before turning 16), and almost one in three has had sexual intercourse without a condom by year 12.
The Australian Kids Helpline counselling service reported that between January and March last year, 500 young people contacted the service with concerns about sexting – 75 per cent female and most under 19. One in three of these concerned youths were aged between 10 and 14.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/sex-sells-but-were-paying-the-price-20130111-2cl75.html#ixzz2HpxaFBrH

Sydney Morning Herald link

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