But a new poll conducted by Seventeen magazine and the Ms. Foundation gives ample reason for doubt. So did 60 percent of the boys. Seventy-six percent of the girls said that they and their friends have sex primarily because they want to please their boyfriends; 58 percent of the boys agreed.
Extent of regretted sexual intercourse among young teenagers in Scotland: a cross sectional survey
If you are concerned that you may be pregnant or are worried about having contracted a sexually transmitted disease, please call your area Planned Parenthood office - their number is in the phone book. They will counsel you and help you get any tests you require. I guarantee you that they will treat you with respect and compassion. I'd also like you to consider talking to your parent s about what happened. I know that you believe they will respond in negative and irrational ways. I know that you might feel shamed if you told them, thinking they would lose all respect for you. But they were teenagers too, tempted by the same things that caused you to make this mistake.
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The research found that A majority of the women in that group 59 per cent and more than a third of the men 37 per cent regretted it. Of that group, some 43 per cent of women and 19 per cent of men expressed regret at the timing, saying they should have waited longer.