Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Specific Issues for Adolescents

Journal Article

Long-acting reversible contraceptives are the most effective methods to prevent pregnancy and also offer noncontraceptive benefits such as reducing menstrual blood flow and dysmenorrhea. The safety and efficacy of long-acting reversible contraception are well established for adolescents, but the rate of use remains low for this population. The pediatrician can play a key role in increasing access to long-acting reversible contraception for adolescents by providing accurate patient-centered contraception counseling and by understanding and addressing the barriers to use.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Menon, S; Alderman, EM; Chung, RJ; Grubb, LK; Lee, J; Powers, ME; Upadhya, KK; Wallace, SB

Published Date

  • August 1, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 146 / 2

Published By

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-4275

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-4005

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2020-007252


  • en