Nearly one-fifth of girls in developing countries become pregnant by age 18. Maternal mortality remains a leading cause of death among girls who become pregnant during adolescence, and compared to older women, girls 15-19 report a higher unmet need for contraception.
This review examines the factors underlying unmet need among adolescent women and synthesizes the evidence on the most effective ways to improve their access to and use of contraception.
- Populations served: Adolescents and Youth, Women of Reproductive Age
- Health areas: Contraception
- Approaches: Communicating for Social Change, Marketing Products and Services
- Resources types: Reports and Briefs
- Languages: English
- Solutions: Long-Acting Reversible Contraception, Medical Abortion and Post-Abortion Care, Short-Term Contraception, Stigma Reduction