For selected statistics on the use of birth control among adolescents, visit Demographics: Sexual Health.
Youth Perspectives and Contraceptive Counseling
PrACTice Matters: Contraceptive Counseling and Methods in Brief
What should contraceptive counselors and educators consider when supporting youth? This article points to several issues, then briefly describes methods currently available. ACT for Youth Center of Excellence.
Youth and Family Planning: Findings from a Focus Group Study
What are young people's views of birth control methods and family planning services? This article describes the results of a focus group study conducted in New York State. ACT for Youth Center of Excellence.
Whoops Proof Birth Control
This report offers key insights for communicating more effectively with young women about the most effective, low-maintenance forms of birth control. National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
Birth Control Methods in Brief
Intended as background for educators, Birth Control Methods in Brief provides concise descriptions of currently available methods. It is updated periodically. ACT for Youth Center of Excellence.
Contraception Basics for Health Educators
Authored by Dr. Taylor Starr, this slide set reviews female reproductive anatomy and physiology and covers methods of contraception. ACT for Youth Center of Excellence.
Planned Parenthood Birth Control Videos (YouTube)
These brief videos cover the basics of most contraceptive methods. Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Family Planning 101
In this narrated presentation, Dr. Meera Beharry describes contraceptive methods available to adolescents and factors to consider in choosing an appropriate method.
Narrated Presentation (22 minutes)
New York State Resources
NYPATH: New York Promoting & Advancing Teen Health
Led by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, NYPATH provides tools, resources, and training to clinicians who work with adolescents. On-site and web-based trainings are available.
Family Planning Program Sites
This page serves as a directory for family planning health centers in each New York State county. New York State Department of Health.
Family Planning Benefit Program
The Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) is a public health insurance program for New Yorkers who need family planning services but may not be able to afford them. New York State Department of Health.