ERIC Number: ED563886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing of Teenagers Aged 15-19 in the United States. NCHS Data Brief. Number 209
Martinez, Gladys M.; Abma, Joyce C.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Monitoring sexual activity and contraceptive use among U.S. adolescents is important for understanding differences in their risk of pregnancy. In 2013, the U.S. birth rate for teenagers aged 15-19 dropped 57% from its peak in 1991, paralleling a decline in the teen "pregnancy" rate. But these rates are still higher than those in other developed countries. Using data from the 1988 to 2011-2013 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), this report provides trends and recent national estimates of sexual activity, contraceptive use, and childbearing among teenagers aged 15-19.
Descriptors: Contraception, Sex, Pregnancy, Pregnant Students, Adolescents, Risk Assessment, Birth Rate, National Surveys, Trend Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Use Studies, Health Behavior, Probability, Age Differences, Attitude Change, Definitions
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. Tel: 800-311-3435; Tel: 404-639-3311; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)