Facts on American Teens’ Sexual and Reproductive Health

This fact sheet from the Guttmacher Institute summarizes multiple facets of teen sexual and reproductive health including contraceptive use, access to services, STI’s, pregnancy and parenting. The article also contains useful statistics, maps and graphs. Some helpful statistics include:

  • “The use of contraceptives by women during first premarital sex has increased from 56% before 1985 to 84% in between 2005-2008.”
  • “In 2006, only 5% of American high schools made condoms available to students.”
  • “Although 15–24-year-olds represent only one-quarter of the sexually active population, they account for nearly half (9.1 million) of the 18.9 million new cases of STIs each year.”



Guttmacher Institute. (2013). Facts on American teens’ sexual and reproductive health. Retrieved from http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/FB-ATSRH.html


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