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Early Onset Menarche
The share of high school students who are sexually active has fluctuated since , ranging from 30 to 38 percent. In , Appendix 1 Among black students, however, the proportion who reported they were sexually active decreased from 59 percent in to 33 percent in The proportion of high school students who reported they had ever had vaginal sexual intercourse declined between and , from 54 to 46 percent. Between and this figure fluctuated only slightly, and then further declined to 41 percent in Roughly a third of both male and female high school students reported being sexually active in 30 percent for both males and females. Appendix 1 In , black male students were more likely than black female students to report being sexually active 40 and 26 percent, respectively.
Sexual Activity Among Teens
The sexuality of US adolescents includes both their feelings, behaviors and development, and the place adolescent sexuality has in American society, including the response of the government , educators, parents, and other interested groups. Teenage pregnancy is four times as prevalent in the US as in the European Union,  but has been steadily declining since , reaching a record low in , according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC , and continuing to decline through More than half of the schools in the study followed a comprehensive approach that included information about both abstinence and contraception, while approximately one third of schools provided students with abstinence-only sex education.
Age of consent is the age at which an individual is deemed legally competent to consent to engage in sexual activities. This minimum age varies by state, and having sex with someone under the age of consent is considered to be a criminal act. Some jurisdictions make allowances for minors engaging in sexual activities with each other, though there may be guidelines as to the age difference. Prior to the 12th century, society had no concept of childhood.