Recent research showed a quarter of year 10 students reported having had sex, and this rose to half by year 12.
A La Trobe University survey of 3000 students found they were also having sex with more partners than previous research suggested, with many having had sex with three or more partners in the previous year.
Sixty per cent of the young men and just 46 per cent of young women always used condoms.
About 5 per cent of female students became pregnant.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Facts and figures: On sexual activity by high school pupils
From an article entitled "Students as young as 12 to get free condoms at school under new plan":
Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, A.D. 2010