Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of sexually experienced adolescents who use any method of contraception at first intercourse
Baseline: 83.7 percent of adolescents aged 15 to 19 years used any method of contraception at first intercourse, as reported in 2015-17
Target: 91.6 percent
Data Source: National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), CDC/NCHS
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.
Workgroup: Family Planning Workgroup