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Advice from Doctor Mom: Understanding new birth control recommendations for teens

Posted 11/24/2014 by UHBlog

Sara Lee, MD, Adolescent Medicine Specialist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and mom to a school age daughter. You may have read in the news recently about pediatricians, teens and LARC. Long-acting reversible contraception, or LARC, includes intrauterine devices (IUDs) like Mirena, Skyla, ParaGard and the hormonal implant known as Nexplanon or Implanon. In October, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended these birth control methods be made available to teena...

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