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 {{ :​us_out-of-wedlock_birth_rate_of_teenagers_by_race.png?​direct&​600 |U.S. Out-of-Wedlock Birth Rate of Teenage Women by Race/ Ethnicity}} {{ :​us_out-of-wedlock_birth_rate_of_teenagers_by_race.png?​direct&​600 |U.S. Out-of-Wedlock Birth Rate of Teenage Women by Race/ Ethnicity}}
  
-However, black youth are still far more likely than Hispanic or white youth to have had sexual intercourse. According to the Center of Disease Control’s “Youth Risk Behavior Surveys,” in 2011 about 41 percent of black (non-Hispanic) adolescents have had sex compared to 33.5 percent of Hispanic teenagers and 32.4 percent of white (non-Hispanic) teenagers. Similarly, black teenage women are most likely to give birth out-of-wedlock—slightly more than Hispanic teenagers, and significantly more than white teenagers.((See [[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF15B29.pdf|The State of the Black Family]].))+However, black youth are still far more likely than Hispanic or white youth to have had sexual intercourse. According to the Center of Disease Control’s “Youth Risk Behavior Surveys,” in 2011 about 41 percent of black (non-Hispanic) adolescents have had sex compared to 33.5 percent of Hispanic teenagers and 32.4 percent of white (non-Hispanic) teenagers. Similarly, black teenage women are most likely to give birth out-of-wedlock—slightly more than Hispanic teenagers, and significantly more than white teenagers.((See [[http://marri.us/research/​research-papers/​state-of-the-black-family/|The State of the Black Family]].))
  
 Not surprising, given their high rate of sexual activity, black individuals are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with an HIV than people of other races/ ethnicities. ​ Not surprising, given their high rate of sexual activity, black individuals are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with an HIV than people of other races/ ethnicities. ​