A quarter of girls have underage sex

Annual survey reveals one in four women have sex before they hit 16


A quarter of women in a new survey confessed to having underage sex before reaching the legal age of 16.


The results, published in the annual Health Survey for England, showed that 27% of women aged between 16 and 24 said they’d had underage sex, compared with only 22% of men. The report claims that the proportion of women having sex under the age of 16 is increasing over the generations, while this isn’t as evident for men.

“The underlying cause must be the ‘pornification’ of British culture and the increasing sexualisation of pre-adolescent girls. Too many young girls are absorbing from popular culture that they only have value as sex objects,” said Labour’s shadow Health Minister, Diane Abbott.

The sexualisation of children has been a hot topic over past months, with David Cameron clamping down on the commercialisation and sexualisation of children. Yet there also seems to be a growing trend for beauty salons aimed solely at kids.

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