New data from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicate the percentage of high school students who are sexually active has been decreasing since 1991, with it dropping from 38% in 1991 to 30% in 2015.

  • However, the data indicate that among high school students who are currently sexually active, condom use decreased from 63% in 2003 to 57% in 2015, following more than a decade of increases that peaked in the early 2000s. Condom use decreased slightly from 2013 (59%) to 2015 (57%), the data suggest.
  • Fewer teens report formal education about reproduction health. In a separate analysis, half of teen females and 58% of teen males reported they received formal instruction about how to use a condom.