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Healthy Youth Multimedia Resources

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CDC Data Provide Insights on the Risk of HIV & STDs Among Nation’s Youth – June 14, 2018

The 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) paints a promising picture about the drug and sexual behaviors U.S. high school students report, but the findings leave room for concern – especially among groups of young people who report multiple health risks.

The line graph shows trends in sexual risk behaviors (ever had sex, had four or more lifetime sexual partners, and used a condom during last sexual intercourse) among high school students from 2001 to 2017, the most recent year available. In 2001, 45.6 percent of students reported had sex in their lifetime. This number peaked in 2007, with 47.8 percent of students reporting ever had sex and decreased to 39.5 percent in 2017. In 2001, 14.2 percent of students reported having four or more lifetime sexual partners. This number peaked in 2011, with 15.3 percent of students reporting four or more lifetime sexual partners and decreased to 9.7 percent in 2017. In 2001, 57.9 percent of students reported using a condom during last sexual intercourse. This number peaked in 2003, with 63 percent of students reporting using a condom during last sexual intercourse and decreased to 53.8 percent in 2017

Trends in Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Youth: 2001-2017

This graphic depicts a finding from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance: Youth face unequal risks. While the national picture is improving in many areas, there are still groups of vulnerable youth experiencing unacceptable levels of poor mental health, violence, drug use and sexual risk.”

Youth Face Unequal Risks

This graphic depicts the first ever national estimate of prescription opioids misuse among U.S. high school students. The graphic reads. One in seven high school students misused prescription opioids in 2017

Misuse of Prescription Opioids, 2017

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CDC Publishes First National Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual High School Students' Health - August 11, 2016

The first nationally representative study of U.S. lesbian, gay and bisexual high school students finds they experience substantially higher levels of physical and sexual violence and bullying than other students – and are at risk for several serious outcomes.

Bar chart shows the percentage of high school students who were ever forced to have sexual intercourse. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual students (18 percent) were more than three times more likely to have ever been forced to have sexual intercourse than their heterosexual peers (5 percent).

Percentage of Students Who Were Ever Physically Forced to Have Sexual Intercourse

Bar chart shows the percentage of high school students who experienced sexual dating violence. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual students (23 percent) were more than two times more likely to have experienced sexual dating violence than their heterosexual peers (9 percent).

Percentage of Students Who Experienced Sexual Dating Violence

Bar chart shows the percentage of high school students who experienced physical dating violence. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual students (18 percent) were more than two times more likely to have experienced physical dating violence than their heterosexual peers (8 percent).

Percentage of Students Who Experienced Physical Dating Violence

Bar chart shows the percentage of high school students who were bullied on school property. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual students (34 percent) were nearly two times more likely to be bullied on school property than their heterosexual peers (19 percent).

Percentage of Students Who Were Bullied on School Property

Bar chart shows the percentage of high school students who were electronically bullied. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual students (28 percent) were nearly two times more likely to be electronically bullied than their heterosexual peers (14 percent).

Percentage of Students Who Were Electronically Bullied

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Multimedia Archive

Graph showing Percentage of Sexually experienced youth HIV tested

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Dr. Laura Kann, Chief of CDC's School-Based Surveillance Branch, explains the use of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey to identify behaviors that put students at risk for HIV.

“Youth Behaviors and HIV Risk” with Dr. Laura Kann

Graph showing overall trends in Sexual Risk Behavior

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