The age of adolescence is the time when most adolescents in the world become sexually active with resultant millions of pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. This paper considers methods of contraception for these adolescents, including oral contraceptions, transdermal contraception, mini-pills, intravaginal ring, injectable contraception, intrauterine devices, 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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Published in International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, v. 5, no. 4, p. 403-419.

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Reprinted as a book chapter 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.

Reprinted as a book chapter in Child and Adolescent Health Yearbook 2012. Joav Merrick, (Ed.). p. 473-494.