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How well do intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants work as a birth control?

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Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants are known as long-acting, reversible contraceptives. Doctors often prescribe them first.

Why? You don't have to think about them in the heat of the moment or remember to take a pill every day. And they work extremely well at preventing pregnancies. Less than 1 in every 100 females with an IUD or birth control implant will get pregnant during a year.

SOURCES:

News release, CDC.

CDC: "Genital HPV Infection -- Fact Sheet."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Birth Control for Sexually Active Teens."

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "FAQ112 Especially for Teens: Birth Control."

Pediatrics , September 2014.

Guttmacher Institute State Policies in Brief: "Minors' Access to Contraceptive Services."  

TeensHealth: “What Kinds of Birth Control Work Best Against Pregnancy and STDs?”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 04, 2018

SOURCES:

News release, CDC.

CDC: "Genital HPV Infection -- Fact Sheet."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Birth Control for Sexually Active Teens."

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "FAQ112 Especially for Teens: Birth Control."

Pediatrics , September 2014.

Guttmacher Institute State Policies in Brief: "Minors' Access to Contraceptive Services."  

TeensHealth: “What Kinds of Birth Control Work Best Against Pregnancy and STDs?”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 04, 2018

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