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Long-acting reversible contraception for adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22781078     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Teen pregnancy continues to plague the United States. This review will discuss long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) method use in teens, comprising intrauterine devices and subdermal implants.
RECENT FINDINGS: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists along with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization have recognized the potential impact of LARC (comprising intrauterine contraception and subdermal implants) to reduce unintended pregnancies. They have affirmed the safety of such devices, and no effects on long-term fertility have been identified. Teen users of these methods have been shown to have high continuation and satisfaction rates. On the contrary, oral contraceptive pills, the patch, and the contraceptive vaginal ring have significantly higher contraceptive failure rates, and these rates are magnified in young women.
SUMMARY: LARC methods should be considered first-line options for teens seeking contraception.
Colleen McNicholas; Jeffrey F Peipert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1473-656X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-07     Completed Date:  2012-12-17     Revised Date:  2014-10-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007264     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Contraceptive Agents, Female / administration & dosage*
Drug Implants
Intrauterine Devices*
Pregnancy in Adolescence / prevention & control*
Pregnancy, Unwanted
United States
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptive Agents, Female; 0/Drug Implants

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