The Plain Facts about Teen Sex

Unicef Ireland's survey on teen sexual health and behaviour, published in November 2011, is the most comprehensive and up-to-date study of its kind. Among its key findings. . .

1 in 5

Sixteen-year-olds said that they have had sex

1 in 5

Sexually active respondents did not use a condom the first time they had sex

2 in 5

Girls who were sexually active reported that they had drunk alcohol before their first experience, compared to three in 10 boys

25pc

Of sexually active girls said they had experienced peer pressure, compared to 15pc of boys

54pc

Of respondents said that they had watched pornography and more than one-third of those said they believed that it was accurate or educational

Only 1 in 5

Claimed to have spoken to their parents about sex

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