Best Contraception for Teens

A contraception is by using a device or method to prevent pregnancy, also known as birth control. The best contraception is either IUD or Implanon. It is a long acting reversible contraception. This is according to CDC studies in 2015. The contraception method is important for teenagers to ensure not to have a child during their childbearing age. Child bearing age carries an important role in growing an economy, social cost and health for young mothers and their kids.

IUD and Implanon usually do not require effort to use once implanted. Most teens will use birth control pills and condoms as contraceptive methods which they don’t really follow the method of using. Studies say about 18 percent of women who use condoms and 9 percent of women use birth control pills will become pregnant in the first year of use whereas only 1 percent were pregnant with IUD and implanon.

IUDs and implanon have a lower failure rate than condoms and birth control pills. The IUDs is also known as an intrauterine device which will be implanted in the uterus. IUDs are T-shaped, small devices which contain hormone (progesterone) or copper coil (non-hormonal). It is about 99.2% effective with copper-T IUD meanwhile 99.8% effective with hormonal IUD from preventing pregnancy. IUDs have the greatest satisfaction among users and it can last for 5 years (Mirena/Nova-T). Whereby, the implanon is a flexible plastic rod about 4cm long size implanted under the arm skin where they contain progesterone hormone to release into your body. It is about 99.95% effective and can last for 3 years of duration (Nexplanon). However, both do not protect against sexually transmitted infection. You still need a condom to prevent STD or abstain from sexual intercourse.

My fellow teens, make a quick appointment for a long acting reversible contraception method for better prevention from getting pregnant at childbearing age.

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