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Parents Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to the Parent Quiz.

1.) Teens say ________________ most influence their decision about sex.
          a. parents
          b. peers
          c. media
          d. teachers / sex educators

Teens say parents most influence their decisions about sex.

2.) Adults say _______________ most influence teens' decision about sex.
          a. parents
          b. peers
          c. media
          d. teachers / sex educators

Adults believe peers most influence teens' decisions about sex.

3.) How many teens think it's important for them to be given a strong message from society that they should not have sex until they are at least out of high school?
          a. about 3 in 10
          b. about 5 in 10
          c. about 7 in 10
          d. about 9 in 10

About 9 in 10 teens think it is important for them to be given a strong
message from society that they should not have sex until they are at least out of high school.

4.) Teen boys report that they often get the message that sex and teen pregnancy is not a big deal.
          True
          False

The majority of adults and teens (both boys and girls) believe that teen boys often receive the message that sex and pregnancy is not a big deal.

5.) Most teens agree it would be easier for them to postpone sexual activity and avoid teen pregnancy if they were able to have more open, honest conversations about these topics with their parents.
          True
          False

88% of teens agree that it would be easier for them to postpone sexual activity and avoid teen pregnancy if they were able to have more open, honest conversations about these topics with their parents.

6.) Most teens say they wish they were getting more information about both abstinence and contraception, rather than just one or the other.
          True
          False

64% of teens and 76% of adults wish teens were getting more information about both abstinence and contraception.

7.) How many teen girls become pregnant by age 20?
          a. about 10%
          b. about 20%
          c. about 35%
          d. about 55%

About 35% of teen girls becomes pregnant by age 20

8.) Among sexually active children aged 12 - 15, what percent of their parents know they are sexually active?
          a. 27%
          b. 45%
          c. 68%
          d. 84%

Among sexually active children aged 12 - 15, 27% of their parents know they are sexually active.

9.) The majority of teens who have had sex wish they had waited longer.
          True
          False

2 out of 3 teens who have had sex said they wish they had waited longer.

Information for this quiz supplied by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (www.teenpregnancy.org)