Understanding the Decline in Adolescent Fertility in the United States, 2007 - 2012

Source: Journal of Adolescent Health
Date Published: 1/2016


Improvements in contraceptive use appear to be the primary proximal determinants of declines in adolescent pregnancy and birth rates in the United States from 2007 to 2012. Efforts to further improve access to and use of contraception among adolescents are necessary to ensure they have the means to prevent pregnancy.

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