CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – What is the most effective birth control method for teens?
Embargoed Until: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 1:00 PM ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
Teen births continue to decline in the U.S., but still more than 273,000 infants were born to teens ages 15 to 19 in 2013. Childbearing during the teen years can carry health, economic, and social costs for mothers and their children. According to this month’s Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, increasing access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) is one way to further reduce teen pregnancy.
Ileana Arias, Ph.D., CDC Principal Deputy Director
Tuesday, April 7 at Noon ET (Content embargoed until 1:00 PM on Tuesday, April 7th).
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