The truth about virginity

13th October 2000 at 01:00
A pound;2 MILLION Government advertising campaign will tell teenagers the real average age at which girls and boys lose their virginity.

Public health minister Yvette Cooper is concerned that teenagers' untruthful boasting makes their classmates wrongly believe that they are the only ones who are not having ex.

The new campaign, with its slogan "Sex, Are you Thinking About It Enough?" will also offer children advice on contraception and sexually transmitted diseases. On average girls lose their virginity at 17 and boys at 16, according to the health department. More on virginity at

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