(Independent) A quarter of young girls have sex before they're 16

Girls are starting sex at ever younger ages ”“ but boys, it seems, are not.

The trend, revealed in the annual Health Survey for England 2010, published yesterday, triggered claims about the “pornification” of British culture.

The survey found more than one in four women (27 per cent) aged 16 to 24 said they’d had sex before the age of 16 ”“ the legal age for consent ”“ compared with just over one in five men (22 per cent).

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