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Contraception
Pediatric and Adolescent Sexuality and Gynecology: Principles for the Primary Care Clinician (2010)
  • Donald E. Greydanus
  • Hatim A. Omar, University of Kentucky
  • Lynbov Matytsina
  • Artemis Tsitsika
Abstract
Contraception is an important concept for sexually active adolescent females to understand who do not wish to become pregnant. This chapter reviews important, effective, and safe contraceptive methods that can be used by female youth. These methods include abstinence, oral contraception, contraceptive patch. mini-pills, emergency contraceptives, injectable contraception (DMPA), implants (lmplanon), intravaginal ring, vaginal barrier contraceptives, intrauterine devices, and natural family planning. Promotion of sexual responsibility should be the charge of health professionals caring for adolescents and young adults.
Keywords
  • Contraception,
  • public health,
  • injectable,
  • implant,
  • sexual responsibility
Publication Date
2010
Editor
Hatim A Omar, Donald E. Greydanus, Artemis K. Tsitsika, Dilip R. Patel and Joav Merrick
Publisher
Nova Science Publishers
Series
Health and Human Development
ISBN
978-1-60876-735-9
Publisher Statement
Published in Pediatric and Adolescent Sexuality and Gynecology: Principles for the Primary Care Clinician. Hatim A. Omar, Donald E. Greydanus, Artemis K. Tsitsika, Dilip R. Patel, & Joav Merrick, (Eds.). p. 413-470.

© 2010 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

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Citation Information
Donald E. Greydanus, Hatim A. Omar, Lynbov Matytsina and Artemis Tsitsika. "Contraception" NY, NYPediatric and Adolescent Sexuality and Gynecology: Principles for the Primary Care Clinician (2010) p. 413 - 470
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hatim_omar/116/