Paula Hillard

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  • Practical Tips for Intrauterine Devices Use in Adolescents JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH Hillard, P. J. 2013; 52 (4): S40-S46


    The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has endorsed intrauterine devices (IUDs) as first-line contraceptive choices for both nulliparous and parous adolescents. The committee opinion did address some of the practical elements of IUD use in adolescents, but because these practical concerns may be barriers to use for both teens and clinicians, this review is devoted to "practical tips," based on the available literature as well as the author's clinical experience. Counseling, informed consent, techniques of pain management, and preventive guidance about possible side effects are addressed in an effort to promote successful use of this long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) option.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.09.023

    View details for Web of Science ID 000316661000007

    View details for PubMedID 23535056

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