Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
56.3 percent (2015-17)

Target:
70.1 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

Baseline:
56.3 percent of females aged 15 to 19 years at risk of unintended pregnancy used most effective or moderately effective methods of contraception in 2015-17

Increase the proportion of adolescent females at risk of unintended pregnancy who use most effective or moderately effective methods of contraception

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Many sexually active adolescent girls don’t use effective methods of birth control, which increases their risk for unintended pregnancy. There are also disparities in use of effective birth control by race/ethnicity, insurance status, and family income. Strategies to make sure more adolescents can get effective birth control is critical for reducing teen pregnancies, births, and abortions.