Status: Improving


Most Recent Data:
85.2 percent (2017-19)

91.6 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

83.7 percent of adolescents aged 15 to 19 years used any method of contraception at first intercourse, as reported in 2015-17

Increase the proportion of sexually experienced adolescents who use any method of contraception at first intercourse

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


Effective birth control methods are critical for reducing teen pregnancies, but many adolescents don’t use birth control the first time they have sex. Programs that educate adolescents about healthy relationships and unintended pregnancies can help increase use of birth control in this age group.