Birth Control. What Do You Need To Know?. One in twelve U.S. girls gets pregnant each year. 56% give birth 30% get abortions 14% have miscarriages Of teens who get pregnant, 15% will be pregnant again within one year. Four in ten girls get pregnant at least once before age 20.
What Do You Need To Know?
Source: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy analysis of Henshaw, S.K., U.S.. Teenage Pregnancy Statistics, New York: Alan Guttmacher Institute, May, 1996; and Forrest, J.D., Proportion of U.S. Women Ever Pregnant Before Age 20, New York: Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1986, unpublished.
The United States has much higher pregnancy and birth rates than other fully industrialized countries. US pregnancy rates are nearly twice as high as rates in Canada and England and seven to eight times as high as rates in Japan and the Netherlands.
Singh, S., & Darroch, J.E. (2000). Adolescent pregnancy and childbearing: Levels and trends in developed countries. Family Planning Perspectives 32(1), 14-23. Pregnancy rates calculated as the sum of births, abortions, and estimated miscarriages (20 percent of births plus 10 percent of miscarriages).
US teens wait an average of one year after intercourse begins before visiting a birth control clinic.
Half of all premarital teen pregnancies occur in the first six months after intercourse begins.
20% occur in the first month.
(Birth Control Pill)
-Implants (Norplant I & II)
Pills (by mouth)
Reality : The Female Condom
Couples who use no birth control have a 85% chance of a pregnancy within the first year.
Will you be one of the 512,000 of the teens that gave birth in 2000?
Emergency contraception pills can reduce the chance of a pregnancy by 75% if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex!
Why Should You be Responsible
for Your Sexual Behavior?