Contribution to Book
Contraception in AdolescentsAdolescent Medicine: Pharmacotherapeutics in General, Mental and Sexual Health
AbstractThe age of adolescence is the time when most adolescents in the world begin to be sexually active with resultant millions of pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This chapter considers methods of contraception for these adolescents, including oral contraceptives, transdermal contraception, minipills, intra-vaginal ring, injectable contraception, intrauterine devices (IUDs), barrier contraceptives, implants, and others. It is important for clinicians caring for sexually active youth to provide information regarding contraception and appropriate contraceptive prescriptions.
Document TypeBook Chapter
Citation InformationDonald E. Greydanus, Carolyn M. Lentzsch-Parcells and Hatim A. Omar. "Contraception in Adolescents" Adolescent Medicine: Pharmacotherapeutics in General, Mental and Sexual Health (2012) p. 361 - 385
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hatim_omar/153/