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IUDs and adolescents--an under-utilized opportunity for pregnancy prevention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19896396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Most pregnancies in adolescents are unintended and preventable if contraception were utilized. IUDs provide an under-utilized highly effective form of contraception. IUDs are appropriate for nulliparous women, including adolescents. IUDs do not increase: the incidence of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease after the 1st month of insertion, the odds of infertility, nor rate of ectopic pregnancy. Adolesecnts need more education about and increased access to IUDs. Practical points regarding IUD selection and insertion in adolescents are reviewed, including pain prophylaxis, anticipatory guidance, side effects and complications. In summary, IUDs are safe for contraception in most adolescents. IUDs are effective and eliminate the need for ongoing adherence and thus have the potential to decrease unplanned pregnancies.
Sophia Yen; Tammy Saah; Paula J Adams Hillard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-11-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1873-4332     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-17     Completed Date:  2010-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610774     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Health Services
Health Services Accessibility*
Intrauterine Devices / utilization*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Pregnancy in Adolescence / prevention & control*
Young Adult
Comment In:
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2010 Jun;23(3):121-2   [PMID:  20472223 ]

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