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Adolescent sexuality in the United States
Massachusetts Department of Education Website. Statutory rape laws are based on the premise that until a person reaches a certain age, he or she is legally incapable of consenting to sexual intercourse. While 75 percent of men always reach orgasm during sexonly 29 percent of women report the same. Archived from the original on November 9, Archived from the original on December 23, Adolescents whose parents talked to them at a young age felt more comfortable as they grew and were more likely to make personal decisions about sexual behavior that reflects the parental values and morals. Every year, pretty much like clockwork, teen pregnancy rates drop a little further, and nothing that adults are doing explains it.