In an editorial comment on an article entitled Induced Abortions in Teenagers, it is pointed out that Norway has the highest abortion rate in Scandinavia for women between 15-19 and that the rate has been rising in Norway while decreasing in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. Abortion is a preventable threat to health. Teenagers should be encouraged to postpone intercourse and the use of oral contraceptives, and this advice should be coupled with discussions on sexuality in general. Pregnancy among teenagers is often the result of a transitory relationship, and teenagers should be encouraged to learn the techniques of self control to gain enough confidence to say no to sex they do not desire. 1 study showed that 61% of women seeking abortion had not used any contraceptive at the time of conception. A marketing approach is needed to make use of condoms obligatory in sexual relationships among teenagers. Although condoms are an imperfect contraceptive, improper use is possible the most important cause of failure both for pregnancies and HIV infection. Condoms should be made easily available from machines installed in suitable places and instruction in proper use of condoms should be made a part of normal sex education. School authorities in cooperation with teachers and parents have clear responsibility to improve guidance and instruction in contraception.