Teen sexual activity: number of partners among students who reported being sexually active in Delaware

Change Indicator

Why This Indicator Matters

Students who reported being sexually active were asked how many partners they have had.

Adolescence is a time often associated with risk-taking or sensation seeking behavior. Risk-taking is viewed as a means of asserting independence and defining/developing personalities. Parents play a critical role in helping their children engage in healthy risk-taking (i.e., playing sports, making new friends, volunteering) and avoiding negative, unhealthy risk-taking (i.e., substance use and abuse, sexual activity, violence).
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Teen sexual activity: number of partners among students who reported being sexually active

Data Provided By
Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Data Source: Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Center for Drug and Health Studies, University of Delaware

Footnotes: Data last updated 04/2021