One in three had sex before 16

2012-11-27 10:24

One in three South Africans between 16 and 24 years had sex for the first time before their 16th birthday, and about 12% of those made their sexual debut before the age of 14, a survey released in Johannesburg today has found.

Dr Heidi Marriott, senior adviser of organisational learning and evaluation at IPFF, expressed concern about the role played by families in educating young people about sex. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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