|MMWR Early Release|
Vol. 64, Early Release
April 7, 2015
Contraceptive Services — United States, 2005–2013
Lisa Romero, DrPH, Karen Pazol, PhD, Lee Warner, PhD, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015;64:1–7
The teen birth rate in the United States has declined during the past 2 decades, and improved contraceptive use has contributed substantially to this decline. However, the use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods by teens remains low, despite their effectiveness, safety, and ease of use. Analysis of 2005–2013 data found that the percentage of teens who used LARC varied widely by state, from 0.7% to 25.8%.