Preventing Pregnancies in Younger Teens infographic
Infographic: 27% of women ages 15 to 17 report having ever had sex. This infographic shows 3 bar charts representing women ages 15 to 17 who report having ever had sex.
- Age 15: Teens who have ever had sex, 15%. Teens who are currently sexually active, 8%.
- Age 16: Teens who have ever had sex, 29%. Teens who are currently sexually active, 17%.
- Age 17: Teens who have ever had sex, 39%. Teens who are currently sexually active, 30%.
Having youth-friendly reproductive health visits for teens
Jason learns that free/low-cost services are available.
A counselor meets with Jason... in a private room and Jason explains that he doesn't feel ready to have sex.
The counselor explains...
- Ways to have healthy relationships, communicate with a partner, or abstain from sex.
- That Jason can come back any time if he has questions about having sex, birth control (including condoms), or testing for sexually transmitted diseases.
Jason texts his best friend...
That he should schedule and come for his own appointment.
Anita is relieved she can schedule an appointment that same day.
Anita in a private room with doctor...
- Discusses that she is sexually active and not using birth control.
- She is unaware of her risk of pregnancy.
The doctor explains...
- All methods of birth control from most to least effective and pregnancy myths and facts.
- The doctor and Anita agree on the best birth control method for her and also discuss using condoms during every sexual encounter.
- Anita receives her birth control of choice as well as condoms before she leaves.
Anita calls a friend...
She encourages her friend to come to the clinic.
SOURCE: Adapted from http://www.cdc.gov/TeenPregnancy/TeenFriendlyHealthVisit.htm
- Page last reviewed: April 8, 2014
- Page last updated: April 8, 2014
- Content source:
- National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health
- Page maintained by: Office of the Associate Director for Communications (OADC)