22% of Costa Ricans Have Sex Before Age 15

Posted on March 25, 2011 • Filed under: Costa Rica, Latin America Health, Social Issues, Z1test

The Encuesta Nacional de Salud Sexual y Reproductiva (National Survey of Sexual and Reproductive Health) presented on Thursday reveals that 22% of men and 11.2% of women, aged between 15 and 44, in Costa Rica say to have had their first sexual experience before their 15th birthday, while 67.9% of men and 51.4% of women report having had sexual relations before reaching 18 years of age.
The study was released by the Ministerio de Salud (Health minsitry) and the Ministerio de Educación (Education ministry). Read Article

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