According to a recent survey almost 20 percent of polytechnic students in the Chinese city of Guangzhou are sexually active.
Conducted by Guangzhou Youth League School, the poll found that about 17 percent of the polytechnic students in Guangzhou, aged 15 to 18, have had a sexual experience, and 8 percent of those females have been pregnant at least once.
The survey was conducted on 500 students in three polytechnic schools in downtown Guangzhou, reports the China Daily.
"Polytechnic students don't need to prepare for the cut-throat college entrance examination as other high school students do. I think the ratio of the students who have a sexual experience in polytechnics must be higher than other high schools," said Zuo Bin, a teacher with Guangzhou Youth League School and also the organizer of the survey.
He claimed that the students who had had sexual experiences were mostly those whose parents were divorced or too busy to take good care of their children.
A large number of female students have sex to show their affection for their boyfriends and most of them do not use any contraception, which leads to a high rate of pregnancy among the female students who have had sexual experiences.
Many obstetric doctors in Guangzhou advocate Zuo's viewpoint and have said that the number of teenage abortions in the city are rising day by day.