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Birth Control for Teens - Deciding What's Right for You

Birth control—without it, pregnancy can happen. That's why you need birth control you can count on.

There are lots of good options for birth control. Your best choices are those that you find easy to use—so you never go without it.

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Birth Control Implants

Birth control implants are devices that are inserted under women's skin. They release a hormone that prevents pregnancy. Two similar implants available in the U.S. are Implanon and Nexplanon. However Implanon is gradually being replaced by Nexplanon. Each implant is a plastic rod about the size of a matchstick. The rods contain a form of the hormone progesterone called etonogestrel.

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And of course, no matter what kind of birth control you use, you always need a plan for protecting yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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Last Updated: May 22, 2013
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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