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CNN News April 8, 2019

Nearly 1 in 13 US males reported having sex before age 13, study says | CNN

About 3.6% to 7.6% of boys and young men report having had sex for the first time before they turned 13, according to a new study.

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JAMA Pediatr JUNE 1, 2019

Prevalence of Sexual Initiation Before Age 13 Years Among Male Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States

LD Lindberg et al

Rates of sexual onset before age 13 years among young males varied by race/ethnicity, location, and maternal educational level, presenting important implications for the …

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The Los Angeles Times JUNE 12, 2020

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CNN News MAY 7, 2019

Couples are having less sex, study finds

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The Los Angeles Times SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

About 1 in 16 U.S. women say they were forced or coerced into losing their virginity

An estimated 1 in 16 women in the U.S. said they were forced or coerced into having sex for the first time. That equates to 3.3 million women ages of 18 and 44.