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- Fewer US high school students are having sex and using certain illicit drugs, according to the nearly 15,000 students who participated in the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
- Youth who engage in sexual risk behaviors pdf icon[PDF-16.7MB] or high-risk substance use or who experience mental health problems, violence, or suicidal ideation, have a higher risk of illness, injury, and poor academic outcomes.
- Schools can help reduce youth’s risk by supporting safe environments and connectedness for all students, providing health education, building skills for healthy decision-making, and linking students to health services.
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