Nearly a quarter of 14-year-old girls are sexually active and have had an average of three partners, a study shows today.
Half of the girls who have had sex admit having had a one-night stand. The survey of 2,000 girls with an average of 14 shows that two thirds have had unprotected sex - with half either having turned to the morning after pill or taken a pregnancy test as a result.
Half of the girls questionned for the Bliss magazine survey say they have had a sexual experience they regret.
Almost two third claim they had intercourse when they were drunk, 30 per cent say they did not even like their partner, and a quarter revealed they were forced into it. The number of teenage pregnancies in Britain is rising.
Figures released last month revealed that 42,200 girls under the age of 18 conceived in 2003 - a rise of 200 on the previous year. In London, the number of pregnancies among girls aged 15-17 is 51.1 per 1000 - compared with the national average of 42.7 per 1000.
I think this is very sad (drunk) and quite scary (unprotected sex)...