U.S. Teens Not Using the Best Birth Control

April 7, 2015 6:12 PM

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Fewer teens are having babies than in years past, but most American teenagers are still not using the best methods of birth control, federal health experts said Tuesday. And that's one big reason why the U.S. teenage birth rate is still seven times higher than rates in other rich countries.

It's up to the doctors and other health experts who see teenagers to let them know about the safest and most effective methods, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. And that means IUDs (intrauterine devices) and implantable birth control.

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