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Towleroad Gay News: Fewer N.J. teens are having sex, study says. The reasons are complicated.

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The number of teenagers who say they’re sexually active has plummeted in New Jersey in the past 12 years, mirroring a nationwide trend that experts say isn’t easy to explain. Less than 18% of high school students in New Jersey reported that they were sexually active in 2021, down from a high of 33.6% in 2009, according to recently released Center for Disease Control and Prevention data. This is the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic that the CDC has conducted it’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey, an assessment of the nation’s high schoolers taken every few years that asks about …

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