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Long-Term Birth Control Works Best For Teens, Pediatricians Say
National Public Radio

“Always remember to use protection” is a fairly straightforward message for sexually active teens. But young women have a lot of options when it comes to the types of protection they can choose to use.

This week, the American Academy of Pediatricians recommended long-acting reversible contraceptives such as IUDs and contraceptive implants as the best line of defense against teen pregnancies. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has backed long-acting contraceptives for teens since 2012, as have various women’s health groups, saying that these methods are safe and more effective than other forms of contraception.