Unplanned Pregnancy, Sexual Health, and Adult ADHD

 ADHD in the News 2022-09-01

KEY POINTS: Boys with ADHD tracked into adolescence and young adulthood have shown higher rates of partner pregnancies and STIs than those without ADHD. Studies of teens and young women with ADHD have found they have higher rates of early, presumably unplanned pregnancies before age 20. Sexually active young people with ADHD would do well to equip themselves with contraception with STI protection for themselves and their partner. Sexually active young people with ADHD can also coordinate appropriate contraception and STI protection with their partners to ensure their use.