sex ed

Most Teenage Boys Having ‘Risky’ Sex Haven’t Been Told By Doctors About The Hiv

Teenage boys in the U.S. engaging in high-risk sexual activity — “such as having sex with a prostitute or an HIV-infected person or having sex while high or drunk” — aren’t exactly informed about the consequences of inserting their penises into random orifices, as just 26 percent of them said they received HIV or STD counseling from a doctor in the previous year, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, who looked at studies in 1995 and 2002. (Removing risk level factors, just 21 percent of all teen boy respondents said they received such counseling.)