Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
 

Are you IN THE KNOW?

TEENS

The term “teens” refers to 15–19-year-olds, unless otherwise specified.



Contraceptive Use Among Teens

Do American teens typically use a contraceptive method the first time they have sex? How about the most recent time they had sex?

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Which contraceptive method is most commonly used by American teens?

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How do American teens’ sexual behaviors compare with those of European teens?

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Do teens in developing regions have adequate access to contraceptives?

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Do any U.S. states give minors confidential access to contraceptive services?

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What impact could U.S. parental involvement laws have on minors’ contraceptive use?

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Do sexually active teens in the United States have a need for publicly funded contraceptive services?

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