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Active. What is the best birth control method for a teen?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: BCP

The pill is simple and easy to use and most of them have low incidence of breakthrough bleeding.
The maturity of the teenager and how willing is she to take a pill daily has a lot to do as well.

In brief: BCP

The pill is simple and easy to use and most of them have low incidence of breakthrough bleeding.
The maturity of the teenager and how willing is she to take a pill daily has a lot to do as well.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: One you will use!

There are many contraceptives available.
Used appropriately & as indicated & directed, one should feel safe from pregnancy. For a teen, Implanon is a no-brainer. One insertion and good to go for a couple of years. No remembering! in right situation, IUD may be considered. Again no remembering. Monthly nuva ring, same idea. Daily pill--you gotta remember! can fail due to absorption & meds.

In brief: One you will use!

There are many contraceptives available.
Used appropriately & as indicated & directed, one should feel safe from pregnancy. For a teen, Implanon is a no-brainer. One insertion and good to go for a couple of years. No remembering! in right situation, IUD may be considered. Again no remembering. Monthly nuva ring, same idea. Daily pill--you gotta remember! can fail due to absorption & meds.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: IUD/Implant

Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding.
They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized

In brief: IUD/Implant

Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding.
They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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