Dr. Nancy Reid
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to discuss whether long-acting reversible contraception is effective at preventing pregnancy in young women between the ages of 15 and 25.
Method: A PubMed literature search was conducted with search terms “reversible contraception”, “teenage women and contraception”, “long-acting reversible contraception and teenagers”, and “effective contraception for young women”. Eleven articles serve as the basis of my review and one book reference.
Results: Evidence-based research supports the use of long-acting reversible contraception in women between the ages of 15 and 25.
Conclusion: Although there are methods like birth control pills and contraceptive shots, long-acting reversible contraception is effective at preventing young women between the ages of 15 and 25 from having unintended pregnancies.
"Contraceptive Use In Younger Women,"
Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Vol. 2
, Article 50.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/dmscjournal/vol2/iss1/50
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