Birth Control: American Teens Are Not Using the Most Effective Forms

April 7, 2015 5:00 PM

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Birth Control: American Teens Are Not Using the Most Effective Forms

American teenagers are getting better at practicing safe sex, but a new federal report reveals very few teens are using the most effective forms of birth control.

In the new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at 2005–2013 data from the Title X National Family Planning Program on teen contraceptive use and found that teen use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)—such as the intrauterine device (IUD) and the implant—ar...

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