Contraception is an important concept for sexually active adolescent females to understand who do not wish to become pregnant. This chapter reviews important, effective, and safe contraceptive methods that can be used by female youth. These methods include abstinence, oral contraception, contraceptive patch. mini-pills, emergency contraceptives, injectable contraception (DMPA), implants (lmplanon), intravaginal ring, vaginal barrier contraceptives, intrauterine devices, and natural family planning. Promotion of sexual responsibility should be the charge of health professionals caring for adolescents and young adults.

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Published in Pediatric and Adolescent Sexuality and Gynecology: Principles for the Primary Care Clinician. Hatim A. Omar, Donald E. Greydanus, Artemis K. Tsitsika, Dilip R. Patel, & Joav Merrick, (Eds.). p. 413-470.

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