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Monitoring sexual activity and contraceptive use among US adolescents is important for understanding differences in their risk of pregnancy. In 2013, the US birth rate for teenagers aged 15-19 dropped 57% from its peak in 1991, but this rate is still higher than that in other developed countries. Using data from the National Survey of Family Growth, this report provides trends and recent national estimates of sexual activity, contraceptive use, and childbearing among teenagers aged 15-19.

Source of original article: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Public Health Professionals Gateway (
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