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Progestin only contraceptives and their use in adolescents: clinical options and medical indications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16183539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Some adolescents use progestin only contraceptive products because of an underlying medical condition; others simply prefer them. Current options include pills, a long -acting intramuscular injection, an implant, and a progestin-releasing intrauterine device. Also available is Plan B, a progestin only emergency contraceptive option. Although these products vary in efficacy, they are generally safe and well tolerated by adolescents. The implants and intramuscular injections are particularly well suited for adolescent use because of their need for little compliance, well-tolerated adverse effect profile, and excellent efficacy rates.
Authors:
Amy M Burkett; Geri D Hewitt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Adolescent medicine clinics     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1547-3368     ISO Abbreviation:  Adolesc Med Clin     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-26     Completed Date:  2006-02-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196463     Medline TA:  Adolesc Med Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  553-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The Ohio State University College of Medicine and School of Public Health, 516 Means Hall, 1654 Upham Drive, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Contraceptive Agents, Female / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects,  contraindications
Delayed-Action Preparations
Drug Administration Routes
Drug Implants
Female
Humans
Intrauterine Devices, Medicated
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate / administration & dosage,  adverse effects,  contraindications
Pregnancy
Pregnancy in Adolescence / prevention & control*
Progestins / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects,  contraindications
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptive Agents, Female; 0/Delayed-Action Preparations; 0/Drug Implants; 0/Progestins; 71-58-9/Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

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