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Contraceptive Use Patterns Across
By Emily Holcombe, B.A., David Carrier, J.D., Jennifer Manlove, Ph.D., and Suzanne Ryan, Ph.D. February 2008
Teens typically fail to use contraceptives consistently, which contributes to high rates of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among this age group.
WHAT WORKS FOR ADOLESCENT REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH:
Victoria Ball, B.A. & Kristin A. Moore, Ph.D. May 2008
The reproductive health of American adolescents has been, and continues to be, a matter of serious concern. America's teen birth rate – already the highest among developed nations1,2 – is again on the rise, and rates of sexually transmitted diseases among American teens are very high.3,4 As such, the development and identification of effective interventions to help youth avoid negative reproductive health outcomes is of great importance.
By Emily Holcombe, B.A., Jennifer Manlove, Ph.D., and Erum Ikramullah, B.A./B.S. August 2008
Nearly one in five young adult women in the U.S. experience forced sexual intercourse. This Fact Sheet uses nationally representative data to describe the types of force used during forced sexual intercourse. Variations in rates of forced sexual intercourse by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and sexual history are also examined.