National Survey of Family Growth

Key Statistics from the National Survey of Family Growth - W Listing

 

Wantedness of Sexual intercourse

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

Females
20021 2006-20102 2011-20153
“I really didn’t want it to happen at the time” 13.4% 10.8% 10.2% (0.99)
“I had mixed feelings–part of me wanted it to happen at the time and part of me didn’t” 52.7% 48.0% 48.0% (1.65)
“I really wanted it to happen at the time” 33.9% 41.2% 41.8% (1.69)

 

Males
20021 2006-20102 2011-20153
“I really didn’t want it to happen at the time” 9.8% 4.8% 6.0% (0.76)
“I had mixed feelings–part of me wanted it to happen at the time and part of me didn’t” 47.1% 33.5% 30.5% (1.41)
“I really wanted it to happen at the time” 43.1% 61.7% 63.5% (1.53)

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 24, Table 8 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2.1 MB]
2Series 23, No. 31, Table 9 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 723 KB]
3Special tabulation by NCHS

 

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