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Used birth control method during the past 3 months among sexually active high school students in Alaska

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Used birth control method during the past 3 months among sexually active high school students

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Definitions: Among high school students who had sexual intercourse during the past 3 months, the percentage who used any method of birth control to prevent pregnancy

Statewide prevalence of having used any method of birth control among Alaska traditional high school students who had sexual intercourse in the past 3 months. This includes students in public traditional high schools with enrollments of at least 10 students (excluding boarding, correspondence, home study, alternative, and correctional schools). The statewide traditional high school results are weighted by grade, sex, and race/ethnicity.
Regional prevalence of having used any method of birth control among high school students who had sexual intercourse in the past 3 months. This includes students in public traditional, alternative, and correctional high schools (excluding boarding, correspondence, and home study schools).  Local results from participating school districts contain both weighted and unweighted data.
**In 2019, regional results based on YRBS data were no longer released due to inconsistent survey participation from all Alaska school districts. We currently report district-level results for participating districts in years when the sample size requirements are met and results can be weighted.

Data Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) for 2007-2019, Alaska Department of Health
**The 2021 Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey was canceled due to the unprecedented challenges Alaska school districts and schools are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The next Alaska YRBS is scheduled for the 2022-2023 school year.

Most recent Alaska YRBS results

Footnotes: Data is missing where the estimate has been suppressed because the sample size (denominator) was less than 100 for that region.
Updated July 2022.