Sexual risks among U.S. transgender students in 2017

This statistic depicts the percentage of transgender high school students in the U.S. who had select sexual risks as of 2017. According to the data, 70 percent of transgender high school students had never been tested for HIV at that time.

Percentage of U.S. transgender students with select sexual risks as of 2017

Percentage of transgender students
Ever had sexual intercourse43.1
Had first sexual intercourse before age 13 years14.9
Had sexual intercourse with 4 or more persons16.4
Currently sexually active*27.8
Did not use condom during the last sexual intercourse63.8
Did not use any method to prevent pregnancy during last sexual intercourse**29.7
Drank alcohol or used drugs before last sexual intercourse30
Never been tested for HIV70
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Sources

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Special properties

High school students in 10 U.S. states and nine large urban school districts

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Had sexual intercourse with at least one person during the 3 months before the survey.
** Question asked about method used for pregnancy prevention by “you or your partner.”
*** Never been tested for human HIV, the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) (does not count if donated blood).

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