According to recent research from the Guttmacher Institute—a research organization that studies everything related to reproductive health—teen pregnancy rates have gone down specifically due to better use of contraception.
The data shows that teens aren’t having less sex. Instead, teens have steadily been having safer sex. Thanks to increased knowledge about different forms of contraception, teens have been using these methods, and successfully postponing and preventing pregnancies. In fact, the data shows that increased use of birth control methods accounts for “106% of the teen pregnancy risk decline.”
We here at BTSE would like to thank teens everywhere, for taking an active role in their sexual health, and for seeking knowledge to make responsible choices. We want to thank teens for making goals for their futures, and for making safe, healthy choices.
Keep asking questions, keep spreading knowledge, and keep being safe!