Abstract

The age of adolescence is the time when most adolescents in the world begin to be sexually active with resultant millions of pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This chapter considers methods of contraception for these adolescents, including oral contraceptives, transdermal contraception, minipills, intra-vaginal ring, injectable contraception, intrauterine devices (IUDs), barrier contraceptives, implants, and others. It is important for clinicians caring for sexually active youth to provide information regarding contraception and appropriate contraceptive prescriptions.

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Book Chapter

Publication Date

2012

Notes/Citation Information

Published in Adolescent Medicine: Pharmacotherapeutics in General, Mental and Sexual Health, Donald E. Greydanus, Dilip R. Patel, Hatim A. Omar, Cynthia Feucht & Joav Merrick (Eds.), p. 361-385.

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