The American Academy of Pediatrics (2010) tells us that advertising condoms, birth control pills and emergency contraception on TV and radio could further decrease the teen pregnancy rate. Yet they note that several networks refuse these types of advertisements.
OCPs are a reliable, effective method for the prevention of pregnancy, are available only by prescription in the United States, and are the most popular method of prescribed contraceptive among adolescents. 21 Of the 2. 7 million adolescent women who use contraceptives, 44 rely on the pill. 51 The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance
The teen pregnancy rate has hit a new alltime low, according to new federal data, possibly due to less sex and better birth control.