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Barrier Protection Use by Adolescents During Sexual Activity
Laura K. Grubb, MD, MPH, FAAP, COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE, 2023. "Barrier Protection Use by Adolescents During Sexual Activity", Pediatric Collections: Adolescent Health Care Part 2: Reproductive Health, American Academy of Pediatrics
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Rates of sexual activity pregnancies, and births among adolescents have continued to decline during the past decade to historic lows. Despite these positive trends, many adolescents remain at risk for unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This technical report discusses the new data and trends in adolescent sexual behavior and barrier protection use. Since 2017, STI rates have increased and use of barrier methods, specifically external condom use, has declined among adolescents and young adults.