Public Health Reports: Trends in Premarital Sex in the United States, 1954–2003

Logo of pubhealthrepObjectives: Policy and programmatic efforts promoting sexual abstinence until marriage have increased, but it is unclear whether establishing such behavior as normative is a realistic public health goal. This study examined the proportion of individuals in various cohorts who had had premarital sex (defined as either having had vaginal intercourse before first marrying or ever having had intercourse and never having married) by various ages….more:  .ncbi