Researchers at the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center in Providence, Rhode Island have noted an increase in anal sex among teens as well as young adults. This also brings concerns of an increased risk of HIV and other STD's.
A study included 1,348 teens ages 15 through 21 whose sexual behavior was assessed in a three month period. The study concluded that 16% had heterosexual anal sex within that time. Condoms were found to be used only 29% of the time.
It was also found that females that had anal sex we more prone to be living with their sexual partner or to have two or more sexual partners. The study was published in American Journal of Public Health.