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Reaction of American parents to sexually active teenagers 2012

This statistic shows the results of a survey among American parents in 2012 on how they would react to knowing that their teenage sons or daughters are sexually active. 79 percent of the respondents stated they hope that their teenagers come and talk to them so they could help to ensure that they are using birth control.

Parents - how would you react to knowing your teenager is sexually active?

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Release date

August 2011


United States

Survey time period

March 14 - March 21, 2012

Number of respondents

1,032 respondents

Age group

20 years and older

Special properties

The adult survey is weighted to provide a

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The source poses the question as follows: "If your teen were having sex would you rather not know about it, hope they come talk to you so you can help ensure they are using birth control, or be angry and try to convince them to stop having sex?"

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