Tag: teen pregnancy

1. A total of 1 in 5 women in the US reported delayed contraceptive initiation (>1 month after sexual debut), with higher rates of delayed use reported among African American, Hispanic, or low-income women. 2. Delayed contraceptive initiation was associated with an almost 4 times higher risk of unintended pregnancy...
1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to support adolescents’ rights to confidential reproductive care and opposes mandatory reporting laws. Policy Rundown: Teen pregnancy has significant, longstanding medical, personal, and social consequences affecting both parents and their families. Teenage mothers are less likely to complete school, have higher rates...
1. High school girls using intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants were less likely to use condoms than girls who used birth control pills. 2. Key findings suggest that long acting reversible contraception (LARC) users may be at increased risk for sexually transmitted diseases compared to pill users. Evidence Rating Level: 2...
1. Teens who were presented with standardized contraceptive counseling that emphasized long-acting, reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods and provided contraception free of charge were most likely to choose LARC methods in this cohort study. 2. Teens enrolled in the Contraceptive CHOICE study had lower rates of pregnancy, live birth, and...
Image: PD 1. Teen pregnancy and consensual sex were more prevalent among adolescents older than 12 years.  2. Sexual activity was rare among adolescents 12 years old or younger, but nonconsensual sex was more prevalent among this group. 3. Teens younger than 15 years of age were less likely to use contraception with...