Youth by gender who wouldn't seek sexual health services due to parents 2013-2015

This statistic displays the percentage of sexually experienced young Americans who would not seek sexual health services because parents might find out in 2013-2015, by gender. About 13.5 percent of females that were surveyed said that they would not seek sexual health services, while 12 percent of male respondents indicated they would not seek services. Confidentiality concerns are a common reason why youth chose not to seek care for sexual or reproductive health services.

Percentage of sexually experienced young Americans who would not seek sexual health services because parents might find out in 2013-2015, by gender*

GenderPercentage of respondents
Female13.5%
Male12%
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Sources

Release date

March 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013 to 2015

Number of respondents

10,205 respondents

Age group

15-25 years

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* Sexually experienced was defined as those who have ever had vaginal intercourse, oral sex, or anal sex, with an opposite-sex or same-sex partner in their lifetime.
For respondents aged 18–25 years, this question was only asked if they were on a parent’s private health insurance plan.

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