Long-acting reversible contraceptives best for teens: pediatricians

By Will Boggs MD and Nancy Lapid NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For adolescents who choose not to abstain from sex, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) favors long-acting reversible contraceptives, such as contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices. All methods of hormonal birth control, including contraceptive pills, are safer than pregnancy, Dr. Mary A. Ott from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana told Reuters Health by email. …
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