Teens Should Be Offered IUDs, Top Doctors' Group Says

A leading group of physicians who advise on women's health has issued new guidelines recommending for the first time that doctors offer intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implantable contraception -- methods commonly referred to as long-acting reversible contraception -- to teenage patients. An IUD is a small device placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. One type releases small doses of a hormone and can be used for five years; the other lasts 10 years and does not use hormones. Implantable...Full Story
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