Saturday, September 22, 2012

Teenage Girls Need More Risk-free Sex, Doctors Say

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommend that post-pubescent girls be made unable to conceive using IUD or implanted birth control because children do poorly at managing other contraceptives that rely on proper usage.

UPDATE 9/29/14: Pediatricians Push IUDs, Implants on Teen Girls

UPDATE 4/8/15: Obama CDC Wants More Worry-free Sex for Teen Girls

For background, read Sex on the Rise, Procreation in Decline as well as To Cut Costs, Lower Birth Rate, Says White House

Also read how Public Schools and Abortionists Sexualize Children

UPDATE 8/5/13: Unlimited Plan B Abortion Pill in Stores for Kids

UPDATE 11/26/12: Doctors Say Teens Need Abortifacients at the Ready

-- From "Experts Recommending IUD Implants for Teens" by Adam Hammond, WREG-TV3 (Memphis) 9/21/12

The Centers for Disease Control reports one-third of teenagers are sexually active.

Some experts are recommending parents implant a device in sexually active teenagers to prevent pregnancy.

Stephanie Williams doesn’t think most teens practice safe sex because that’s the last thing on their minds in the heat of the moment, “You really don’t take any precaution at all you just do the first thing that comes to your mind.”

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists agree.

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From "IUDs, implants are best birth control methods for teens, docs say" by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press 9/21/12

Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants -- long-lasting and more effective birth control that you don't have to remember to use every time, the nation's leading gynecologists group said Thursday.

Both types of contraception are more invasive than the pill, requiring a doctor to put them in place. That, and cost, are probably why the pill is still the most popular form of contraception in the U.S.

But birth control pills often must be taken at the very same time every day to be most potent. And forgetting to take even one can lead to pregnancy, which is why the pill is sometimes only 91 per cent effective.

The gynecologists group said condoms should still be used at all times because no other birth control method protects against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. [Although, use of condoms often fails to prevent transmission.]

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From "IUDs and Implants Are the Most Effective Way To Prevent Teen Pregnancy" by Nikki Tucker, Medical Daily 9/21/12

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are replacing 2007 guidelines that once instructed doctors to view IUD as just an option, but did not emphasize a preference for them in women and teenage girls.

More specifically the new guidelines are geared to sexually active teens. "Implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs) should be offered as first-line contraceptive options for sexually active adolescents," The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stated in a news release.

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small T-shaped plastic device that is wrapped in copper or contains hormones. The IUD is inserted into a female's uterus by her doctor. A plastic string tied to the end of the implant hangs down through the cervix into the vagina. A female may check the implant is in place by feeling for the string. It is also the way the doctor removes the IUD.

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From "IUDs, Implants Best Teen Birth Control, ACOG Says" by Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today 9/21/12

Short-acting contraceptive methods, favored by the vast majority of teenagers who use contraception, have lower adherence and higher pregnancy rates compared with long-acting reversible contraceptives. Among teens who report using contraceptive methods, long-acting reversible options account for < 5% of use.  More than 80% of teen pregnancies are unintended, reflecting high rates of non-use, inconsistent use, and use of failure-prone contraceptive methods -- typically condoms, withdrawal, and oral contraceptives. Teenagers account for 20% of all unintended pregnancies in the United States.

Addressing issues related to cost, insurance coverage, and confidentiality, the committee suggested referral to a public clinic as a reasonable option to facilitate teenagers' access to long-acting reversible contraceptives.

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Also read Abstinence Education Effective, Fed Study Shows as well as Abstinent Teens the Norm, Moral Sex-Ed Works: Study