Daily Archives: August 15, 2010

Teens in committed relationships do not have bad grades, study finds

The AP reports (via MSNBC):

A provocative new study has found that teens in committed relationships do no better or worse in school than those don’t have sex.The same isn’t true for teens who “hook up.” Researchers found that those who have casual flings get lower grades and have more school-related problems compared with those who abstain.

The findings, presented Sunday at a meeting of the American Sociological Association in Atlanta, challenge to some extent assumptions that sexually active teens tend to do poorer in school.