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Sex: Young People

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of women between the ages of 16 and 21 were known to be sexually active in the latest period for which figures are available. (240752)

Survey data published by the Office for National Statistics “Contraception and Sexual Health 2007-08” Omnibus Survey Report No. 37 found that 80 per cent. of women aged 16-24 reported one or more sexual partners in the last year. The data are not analysed into smaller age bands.