About three-quarters of the teens said their parents had talked to them about sex and relationships, but only 49 percent said their parents had talked to them about contraception. The most common reason why the teens said they did not use contraception was fear that their parents might find out about it.
The survey also found that:
- 74 percent of Hispanic teens think that parents send different messages about sex to their sons than they do to their daughters.
- 72 percent of sexually experienced teens said they wished they had waited longer to become sexually active.
- 34 percent of the teens said that becoming a teen parent would prevent them from reaching their goals, while 47 percent believe being a teen parent would simply delay them from achieving their goals.
- 76 percent of Hispanic teens said that it's important for a couple to be married before having a child.