Tag: contraception

Image: PD  1. The continuation rate for long acting reversible contraception (LARCs) at 2 years was 77%.  2. Women who used LARCs were less likely to discontinue their method at 2 years compared with non-LARC users.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)             Study Rundown: This large, prospective trial found...
Image: PD. Levonorgestrel molecule. 1. Overall, intrauterine devices had a very low rate of serious complications (<1%) in both teenagers and older women.  2. Levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine device (IUD) was associated with fewer complications and less early discontinuation than the copper IUD in all age groups.   Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: The...
Image: PD 1. Teen pregnancy and consensual sex were more prevalent among adolescents older than 12 years.  2. Sexual activity was rare among adolescents 12 years old or younger, but nonconsensual sex was more prevalent among this group. 3. Teens younger than 15 years of age were less likely to use contraception with...
Image: PD 1. Prime Time, a clinic-based youth development intervention that involves case management and youth leadership programs, effectively increases rates of contraception use in vulnerable adolescent girls.  2. Implementation of programs such as Prime Time in clinics may reduce rates of pregnancy in high-risk adolescents. This study adds to the growing literature that...
Feb 19th – Data from the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth. Image: PD 1. The percentage of women who have ever used emergency contraception has increased to 11%, up from 4.2% in 2002. 2. The most likely users were women ages 20-24, where the incidence of use is about one...