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By Caroline Mcguire for MailOnline. A new study has revealed that students on computer science and dentistry courses at university are much less likely to have had a sexual experience than pupils enrolled in other subjects. According to a new survey by student newspaper The Tab11 percent of computer scientists currently in higher education haven't had sex. A new study says students on computer science and dentistry courses at British universities are much less likely to have had sex picture posed by models.
Julie Alter. Sarah Lynch and Maddie Curtis February 18, The average American loses his or her virginity at age 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between the ages of 20 and 24, about 12 percent of females and 14 percent of males are virgins.
While some sources argue the average age is slightly earlier or later, statistics show that more people lose their virginity in high school and college than at any other time, but the factors and feelings that contribute to that decision vary from person to person. When asked what influences teenagers to have sex, most parents would say peer pressure. But a study between Utrecht University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute of the Columbia University Medical Center, analyzed factors that influence losing virginity, specifically age and gender. The study also supported that females are generally more influenced by peer norms in sexual decision making than males.
The power of peer influence in regards to sex may stem from a lack of communication between parents and children about sex, according to the National Association of Social Workers. A parent-child discussion about sex usually does not change the age at which teens will lose their virginity, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control.
But discussions about sex and safe sex practices will help teens avoid risky sexual behaviors, according to Doctor of Philosophy Mark W. ly, she was Opinion Editor A senior, Julie Alter has been a part of The Inkblot since her freshman year, contributing graphics, cartoons and opinion articles.
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