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Connecting with teens is not always easy,  yet it’s always important. The trend data on this chart was gathered through the  KY Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results for High School students.

  2015 2017 2019
Ever had sexual intercourse 41.70% 34.80% 39.20%
Had sex with 3 or more people 10.40% 9.60% 8.50%
Used a condom w/ last sexual intercourse 53.90% 48.70% 52.60%
Forced to have sex 10.30% 6.50% 6.80%
Students who had sexual intercourse during last 3 months who drank or used drugs before intercourse 17.10% 17.50% 14.90%
Ever used marijuana 33.10% 32.10% 31.90%
Students who do not have a trusted adult in their life to talk to about serious problems 13.90% 11.30% 15.52%


The Lake Cumberland District Health Department provides Sexual Risk Avoidance Education with funds received through a Teen Pregnancy Prevention grant (1-TP1AH000185).

  • Reducing the Risk (RTR) is offered in ALL high schools in the Lake Cumberland District.  RTR curriculum is designed to help high school students delay the initiation of sex or increase the use of protection against pregnancy and STD/HIV if they choose to have sex.  To find information about RTR in your county, visit HERE.

  • Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is offered as an after school program in Casey and McCreary County High Schools. TOP promotes the positive development of adolescents through curriculum-guided, interactive group discussions; positive adult guidance and support; and community service learning, visit HERE.

To receive a Talking with your Teen information packet in the mail contact Jelaine Harlow, Health Education Coordinator, HERE.

These links will help you learn how to guide your teen to become a healthy and productive adult.

  • The Center for Disease Control, Parent Information visit HERE
  • Information on Teen Risk Behaviors, ages 12 – 19 visit HERE
  • HHS Talking with Teens visit HERE
  • Practice Parenting Skills visit HERE
  • Lake Cumberland District Health Department, Preteen and Teen Health visit HERE