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Adolescents and Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Implants and Intrauterine Devices (ACOG Committee Opinion)

Source: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Date Published: 1/2018

Description

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) have higher efficacy, higher continuation rates, and higher satisfaction rates compared with short-acting contraceptives among adolescents who choose to use them. Complications of intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants are rare and differ little between adolescents and women, which makes these methods safe for adolescents.

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