Parents - how would you react to knowing your teenager is sexually active? (United States, 2012)

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Percentage of respondents
Hope they come talk to you so you can help ensure they are using birth control79%
Be angry and try to convince them to stop having sex9%
Rather not know about it4%
Don’t know/ refused8%
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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.

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