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Is there any teenage birth control?

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Dr. Steven Weissberg answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Yes: Pills, shots, condoms, foams, jellies, patches, even iud's.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Paula Hillard answered

Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Most effective: Sexually active teens should protect themselves by using condoms to lower std risks and a hormonal method to prevent pregnancy.Long-acting reversible contraception (larc)--iuds and implant beneath the skin--are the most effective, long lasting, and easy. Am college of ob-gyn says they should be "first tier" methods for teens.A gyno who sees teens can help. Pills are too easy to forget for many.

Answered 5/14/2014

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Dr. Adrienne Lara answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Depends: I have many teens, young ones, on birth control to regulate menses, help to prevent ovarian cysts & to eliminate cramping. Most early teens will start on a pill because they are all safe & their mothers can dispense the pills as pcp (period control pills) every morning. Older teens are more independen .Will not be reliable on pills and do well on an injection every three months ..Like depoprovera.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Should a teenage girl start birth control when she has her first period?

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