Sex and Contraceptive Use: A Focus on Female Hispanic Adolescents (Infographic)

InfographicHispanic Children & FamiliesNov 1 2013

High levels of teen childbearing among Hispanics highlight the need for efforts to help delay and reduce levels of sexual activity and increase contraceptive use. The relatively low levels of contraceptive use among Hispanics suggests the need for interventions that promote knowledge of, comfort with, and access to a range of highly-effective contraceptive methods. To be most effective, these efforts should be combined with efforts to delay sexual activity and be targeted to teens prior to their initiating sex or having children.