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Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Specific Issues for Adolescents
Seema Menon, MD, COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE, 2023. "Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Specific Issues for Adolescents", Pediatric Collections: Adolescent Health Care Part 2: Reproductive Health, American Academy of Pediatrics
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Long-acting reversible contraceptives are the most effective methods to prevent pregnancy and also offer noncontraceptive benefits such as reducing menstrual blood flow and dysmenorrhea. The safety and efficacy of long-acting reversible contraception are well established for adolescents, but the rate of use remains low for this population. The pediatrician can play a key role in increasing access to long-acting reversible contraception for adolescents by providing accurate patient-centered contraception counseling and by understanding and addressing the barriers to use.