LONDON, UK - British Asian teenage girls lose their virginity much later than their counterparts of Afro-Caribbean origin, a new study says. The study also found that teenage girls were more likely to have unprotected sex than boys.
The Coventry University study found that black pupils often had sex for the first time at a much younger age than their Asian or white classmates. One in four 12-17 year-olds in the group of 3,300 pupils was said to be "sexually active", with half of those admitting they did not use a condom.
The researchers have called for reforms to sex education in schools, much of which risked being "too little, too late" as children experiment at a younger age.