A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC survey indicates that nearly 40 percent of all high school students report they have had sex, and 9. Among students who had sex in the three months prior to the survey, 54 percent reported condom use and 30 percent reported using birth control pills, an intrauterine device IUD , implant, shot or ring during their last sexual encounter. The birth rate for women aged years was According to CDC, reasons for the decline are not entirely clear, but evidence points to a higher number of teens abstaining from sexual activity and an increased use of birth control in teens who are sexually active.
However, during the summer you may be traveling or on vacation. If you plan to travel, make sure your registration date is not coming up. In Tennessee, sex offenders are required to register every year. Nonviolent sex offenders typically report 7 days before or after their birthday. If you plan to travel for your birthday, make sure you register before you go. Violent sex offenders must report quarterly, meaning they have to watch the calendar more carefully.