Females aged 15 to 19 years who report having had formal instruction, before turning age 18 years about birth control methods
Number of females aged 15 to 19 years
Females are considered to have received formal instruction on birth control methods before turning age 18 years if they responded yes to the following question.
Formal instruction is defined as having received formal instruction at school, church, a community center, or some other place; and informal instruction is defined as having talked to a parent or guardian about reproductive health topics.
From the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth:
Before you were 18, did you ever have/ Have you ever had any formal instruction at school, church, a community center or some other place...
About methods of birth control?
Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.