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Want to reduce teen pregnancy and abortion? Start with long-term birth control.

Earlier this week, an influential pediatrics group offered a pretty significant new recommendation: that teenagers use long-acting contraceptives, like intrauterine devices and hormone implants, as the "first line" of defense in preventing pregnancy pregnancy. Show More Summary

Give teens free birth control and watch pregnancy and abortion rates plummet

Teen abortion rates dropped by about 75 percent after students received access to long-acting contraception

IUDs AND IMPLANTS ARE THE NEW PILL. A cynic might say that this is because they require a prescript…

IUDs AND IMPLANTS ARE THE NEW PILL. A cynic might say that this is because they require a prescription, while birth control pills soon won’t.

Adam Lind: Expecting Third Child With Third Baby Mama?!

Adam Lind of Teen Mom 2 fame sure has a thing for threesomes. Not even of the sexual variety, though we imagine he's more than game for those too. As long as there's no birth control involved. The reality star has reportedly gotten a...Show More Summary

Free birth control can pretty much eliminate teen pregnancy: study

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A new study found teens who were given access to free birth control were significantly less likely to become pregnant or have an abortion. Slightly more than 1,400 teens took part in the Contraceptive CHOICE Project, which offered no-cost contraception to about 9,000 at-risk women and girls in the...

Study: Good access to birth control prevents teen pregnancy, abortion

16 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Birth control prevents teenage pregnancies and abortions -- when teens know about it and are able to use it.

New Hampshire Candidate Scott Brown Thinks No One Cares About Birth Control

New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown thinks that no one cares about birth control or equal pay, of course. (Huffington Post) Tennessee has a new law that treats narcotics addiction during pregnancy as child assault, which is keeping women from getting effective treatment for narcotics addiction. (Salon) Netflix and Amazon’s original programming is way more [...]

Yes, Disabled Teens Have Sex Too, And They Should Have Access To Birth Control

17 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Disabled teens have sex pretty much like everyone else. However, leaving them without access to reproductive health tools (and sexual education) means that they can be exposed to higher risks than their peers. Read more

Teenage Pregnancy and Abortion Rates Plummet With Long-Acting Female Contraception, Study Says

17 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

In a program offering sexually active teenagers in St. Louis free birth control, the rates were less than a quarter of those of such teenagers nationally,

Teen Pregnancies, Abortions Plunge with Free Birth Control

Teens who received free contraception and were educated about the pros and cons of various birth control methods were dramatically less likely to get pregnant, give birth or get an abortion compared with other sexually active teens, according to a new study.

Ladies, don't try to sell your used birth control online

You might think you're being frugal, but you're just being an idiot.

More Than 80 Percent of Teens Are Using the Wrong Birth Control

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended long-acting reversible contraception, like IUDs and contraceptive implants, as "first-line contraceptive choices for adolescents." The guidelines, published in the journal...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Secret Service fail, birth control for teens, and disappearing wildlife

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is March of Doom: The Secret Service's image is taking a serious hit, and rightly so: The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the...Show More Summary

Pediatrician’s Group Endorses The Birth Control That Hobby Lobby Won’t Cover

As companies move to restrict certain types of birth control, medical experts are trying to expand access to them. The post Pediatrician’s Group Endorses The Birth Control That Hobby Lobby Won’t Cover appeared first on ThinkProgress...

IUDs and future costs

Interuterine devices (IUDs) are now one of the two recommended forms of birth control for teenagers.  This is good news on multiple fronts as IUDs are extremely reliable, relatively inexpensive, and the woman controls her reproductive choices.  She does not need to worry about how long that condom had been in that wallet, whether or not he will [Read more...]

Condoms fail, so teens should consider implants and IUDs, doctors say

To prevent teen pregnancies, pediatricians should talk with their adolescent patients about birth control, starting with hormonal implants and IUDs, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Pediatrics group recommends IUDs, implants as best birth control for teen girls

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The majority of teenagers use condoms as their primary method of birth control, but long-acting contraceptives such as intrauterine devices should be the "first-line" of contraceptives in preventing teen pregnancy, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Read full article >>

Birth Control: A Gallery Of Kids Ruining Their Parents’ Lives

A Gallery Of Kids Ruining Their Parents’ Lives Kids are tough as hell. Ask any parent. But these parents have it worse than anyone else. These kids ruined their parents’ days…and more. Pray for them.

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