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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 2011-20133
"I really didn't want it to happen at the time" 13.4% 10.8% 10.7%
"I had mixed feelings--part of me wanted it to happen at the time and part of me didn't" 52.7% 48.0% 51.0%
"I really wanted it to happen at the time" 33.9% 41.2% 38.4%

 

Males
20021 2006-20102 2011-20133
"I really didn't want it to happen at the time" 9.8% 4.8% 7.9%
"I had mixed feelings--part of me wanted it to happen at the time and part of me didn't" 47.1% 33.5% 32.5%
"I really wanted it to happen at the time" 43.1% 61.7% 59.6%

Sources:

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

2Series 23, No. 31, Table 9 [PDF - 723 KB]
3Special tabulation by NCHS

 

 

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Unwanted pregnancy

See also Intended pregnancy and Mistimed pregnancy

Percentage of pregnancies (leading to births in the five years before the interview) 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):

  19821 19881 19951 20021 2006-20101 2011-20132
Unwanted 9.8% 12.4% 10.1% 14.1% 13.8% 12.9%

Sources:
1NHSR No. 55, Table 1 [PDF - 417 KB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

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