Less Than 10 Percent of Teens Are Using the Most Effective Form of Birth Control

April 9, 2015 12:01 PM

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Less Than 10 Percent of Teens Are Using the Most Effective Form of Birth Control

A new CDC report shows adoption of IUDs and implants among adolescents is on the rise, but they still lag behind condoms and the Pill.

Teen-pregnancy rates have declined considerably in the United States over the last couple decades—from 61.8 births per 1,000 15-to-19-year-olds in 1991 to 26.5 per 1,000 in 2013. That’s an all-time-low, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is partly thanks to increased us...

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