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.
|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.