Barrier Protection Use by Adolescents During Sexual Activity

Journal Article

Rates of sexual activity, pregnancies, and births among adolescents have continued to decline during the past decade to historic lows. Despite these positive trends, many adolescents remain at risk for unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). When used consistently and correctly, latex and synthetic barrier methods reduce the risk of many STIs, including HIV, and pregnancy. This update of the 2013 policy statement is intended to assist pediatricians in understanding and supporting the use of barrier methods by their patients to prevent unintended pregnancies and STIs and address obstacles to their use.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grubb, LK; Alderman, EM; Chung, RJ; Lee, J; Powers, ME; Rahmandar, MH; Upadhya, KK; Wallace, SB

Published Date

  • August 1, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 146 / 2

Published By

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-4275

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-4005

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2020-007237


  • en