Oregon law does not give individuals the ability to consent to sex until the age of 18; however, there are a few important points to consider. Sexual activity is a normal part of development, and according to the 2009 Oregon Healthy Teens Survey, 1 of 11th grade students:
- Forty-eight % have had sexual intercourse.
- Of those, 58% reported using a condom.
Ensuring that young adults have proper resources and information on sexual activity is important for them to make healthy choices.