Information about adolescent use of and access to contraception
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2015
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- CDC - Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing, National Survey of Family Growth
An article that gives extensive data on the use of contraceptives by teenagers, along with other topics . A very good resource that surveys trends from 2006-2010.
- Guttmacher - In Brief - Facts on Contraceptive Use in the United States
Contributing to the statistics above, this relatively short article compiles information on the various birthing age women in the United States. They analyzed current trends among women as well as the type and failure rates of the contraception most used.
- World Health - Emergency Contraception
Emergency contraception refers to back-up methods for contraceptive emergencies which women can use within the first few days after unprotected intercourse to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
- CDC - Condom Effectiveness - Male Latex Condoms and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Consistent and correct use of male latex condoms can reduce (though not eliminate) the risk of STD transmission. To achieve the maximum protective effect, condoms must be used both consistently and correctly.
- Contraception: Unintended and Teen Pregnancy | CDC Reproductive Health
Since 2000, several new methods of birth control have become available in the United States, including the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system, the hormonal contraceptive patch, the hormonal contraceptive ring, the hormonal implant, a 91-day regimen of oral contraceptives, two new barrier methods, and a new form of female sterilization.
- US Food and Drug Administration
Information from the Food and Drug Administration - search for the specific product or device you are looking for.
- Sexual Experience and Contraceptive Use Among Female Teens — United States, 1995, 2002, and 2006–2010 (CDC)
To describe trends in sexual experience and use of contraceptive methods among females aged 15–19 years, CDC analyzed data from the National Survey of Family Growth collected for 1995, 2002, and 2006–2010 (3). During 2006–2010, 57% of females aged 15–19 years had never had sex (defined as vaginal intercourse), an increase from 49% in 1995. Younger teens (aged 15–17 years) were more likely not to have had sex (73%) than older teens (36%); the proportion of teens who had never had sex did not differ by race/ethnicity. Approximately 60% of sexually experienced teens reported current use of highly effective contraceptive methods (e.g., intrauterine device [IUD] or hormonal methods), an increase from 47% in 1995.
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