Key clinical point: Teenage mothers on long-acting reversible contraception use condoms half as much as those who are on not on LARC.
Major finding: Participants with IUDs were least likely to report using condoms (15%), compared with participants using implants (22%), the patch, ring, or injection (25%), or the pill (47%).
Study details: A cross-sectional analysis of contraceptive use in 5,480 teenage mothers between 2012 and 2015 in the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.
Disclosures: Dr. Kortsmit received support in the form of an appointment to the Research Participation Program at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through an interagency agreement. The other authors reported no conflicts of interest.
Kortsmit K et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2019. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1136.