News | Topic: Contraception

Teen Interest In Long-Lasting Birth Control Soars After Roe

Appointments have surged and Planned Parenthood has been flooded with questions as doctors report demand even among teens who aren’t sexually active. Read the article here.

Oral Contraceptives Tied To Depressive, Psychiatric Symptoms In Teens

Use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk for depressive and other psychiatric symptoms in young women, new research shows. Read the article here.

Many Teen Girls Pressured By Partners To Get Pregnant

Nearly one in eight sexually active teen girls are pressured by their partners to have unprotected sex and try to conceive when they don’t want a baby, a U.S. study suggests. Read the article here.

Teen Birth Control Use Up, But Unwanted Pregnancy Remains High

Today’s teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research finds. Read the article here.

Teens Are Still Having Sex, Most Use Contraception

American teens’ sex habits and contraceptive use haven’t changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The U.S. Birth Rate Hit Another New Low, And Fewer Teens Are Having Babies

The U.S. birth rate fell again in 2016, marking a new all-time low, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the article here.

Long-Term, Reversible Contraception Gains Traction With Young Women

A number of states recently have dedicated more money to educating women and health care providers about the 99 percent effectiveness of long-acting, reversible forms of contraception, like the intrauterine device, or IUD. Read the article here.

Condoms Don’t Necessarily Help Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy

According to a new study, distribution in schools can actually increase fertility rates. Can alternative policies be more effective?

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Condoms May Increase Teen Pregnancy

A recent study shows that access to condoms in schools increases teenage fertility by ten percent. Read the full article here.

Teen Birth Rates Reach Another Record Low, CDC Says

In 2015, the teen birthrate decreased to 22.3 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19, down from 24.2 births per 1,000 teens of this age group in 2014, according to the new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Sex Attitudes and Behaviors Among European Youth

How comfortable are young people when it comes to talking about sex? MTV Knowing Youth asks this question and more as part of a recent survey.

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Vogue Tells Teens To Go To Planned Parenthood: “It Will Make a Difference in Your Lives”

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“In honor of Planned Parenthood’s National Day of Solidarity, Teen Vogue wanted to do something to show their gratitude toward the abortion giant and “how hard they work to keep all of us healthy,” by giving them a promotional article headlined “10 Girls Share How Planned Parenthood Made a Difference in Their Lives.”

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Studies Show Teens Having Less Sex Than Previous Generations

The overall rate of teens having sex has steadily decreased from 1988, and the Centers for Disease Control is attributing it to a teaching method based on abstinence and contraceptives.

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Opinion: What Teens Have to Know About Sex

President and executive director of Advocates for Youth examines what teens need to learn about sex and the gaps that exist without a holistic education. Read the article here.

John Oliver Takes On America’s Disastrous Approach To Sex Education

On his show, Last Week Tonight, John Oliver explains why he believes sex education in America has some big problems. Read the article here.

American Teens Are Waiting to Have Sex

After years of steep declines, the rates of teens having sex has plateaued, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released July 22, 2015.

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U.S. Teen Turning More Often to Morning-After Pill

More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill — a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it’s easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive.

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Pre-Teens are Getting Birth Control Implants Without Parental Consent Thanks to These Schools

Reports state that schools in Washington state are now offering girls as young as 11 access to contraception, including intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD), without parental consent.

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