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Unwanted sexual intercourse

Percent distribution of females and males 18-24 years of age who had first sex before age 20 by how much first sexual intercourse was wanted:

Females
20021 2006-20102
"I really didn't want it to happen at the time" 13.4% 10.8%
"I had mixed feelings--part of me wanted it to happen at the time and part of me didn't" 52.7% 48.0%
"I really wanted it to happen at the time" 33.9% 41.2%

 

Males
20021 2006-20102
"I really didn't want it to happen at the time" 9.8% 4.8%
"I had mixed feelings--part of me wanted it to happen at the time and part of me didn't" 47.1% 33.5%
"I really wanted it to happen at the time" 43.1% 61.7%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 24, Table 8 [PDF - 2.1 MB]

2Series 23, No. 31, Table 9 [PDF - 723 KB]

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Unwanted pregnancy

See also Intended pregnancy and Mistimed pregnancy

Percentage of births in the five years before the interview to women 15-44 years of age that were unwanted at the time of conception (i.e., the mother did not want to have a baby then or at any time in the future):

  1982 1988 1995 2002 2006-2010
Unwanted 9.8% 12.4% 10.1% 14.1% 13.8%

Source: NHSR No. 55, Table 1 [PDF - 417 KB]

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