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.
Wallace T. Contraceptive Use In Younger Women. Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science. 2020; 2(1).
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