Are IUDs an effective and safe form of birth control for teen patients?
Are IUDs an effective and safe form of birth control for teen patients? Evidence-based answer: Contraceptive failure rates are similar among those who use intrauterine devices (IUDs), implants, or depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) injections, hile pill, patch, or ring (PPR) methods have higher failure rates (SOR: B, cohort study). When compared with oral contraceptives, IUDs in adolescents have similar or better continuation rates (SOR: B, systematic review of cohort studies). Adolescents receiving IUDs have similar risk of infection but higher expulsion rates than women receiving IUDs who are 18 to 21 years old (SOR: B, retrospective cohort study)
Evidence-Based Practice 19, no. 4 (2016): 1-2