updated 1/26/2005 8:01:29 PM ET 2005-01-27T01:01:29

NBC News and PEOPLE Magazine commissioned Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI) to conduct a nationally representative telephone survey of young teenagers and their parents. The goal of this study was to ask teens aged 13-16 key questions about their sexual health, sexual activity, and the sexual pressures facing teens today.

Parents were asked a similar but shorter set of questions. We asked parents how they thought teens today view sex, the sexual pressures they face and about the flow of communication between parents and teens.

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