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Teens take fewer risks with sex and drugs but face new challenges

Today’s high school students have less sex and take fewer drugs than those of decades past, but they face some newly recognized risks, including misuse of pain pills, according to a report released Thursday.

The findings, from a set of surveys updated every two years by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), paint a picture of teen life that is safer than it used to be, but still fraught with risks ranging from suicidal thoughts to sex without condoms.


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