A recent report by The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC says that there is an increase in number in teenage girls who use long-term birth control devices. The girls do this to avoid remembering the use of medication each day.
The study findings add that the use of these birth control measures is still not very common and only some girls practice them.
7.1 percent of all the teens who used birth control measures in the year 2013 used IUD’s or intrauterine devices or Birth Control Implants. In 2005, this figure was only 0.4 percent. According to the study, the use of these methods also varies with states. In the year 2013 around 26 percent of teens who wanted birth control measures used IUDs. This number in Mississippi was only 0.7 percent.
According to CDC these measures, also called as long lasting reversible contraception or LARC methods, are the most effective of all birth control measures for teens. Hence, more efforts should be done so that more teens have access to these measures.
According to Illena Arias, health care professionals have a very powerful role to play in the reduction of pregnancy in teenage girls and they should promote the use of IUDs in sexually active teens. According to her, teens should be advised not to have sex. She laid emphasis on removing barriers and gave more prominence to increase awareness, access and availability of birth control measures.
In the year, 2013 around 273000 children were borne by young mothers between the age group of 15 to 19.
According to CDC, the LARC methods are very means of birth control for teens. Unlike birth control pills and condoms, there is no need of remembering them while indulging in sexual intercourse.
Information from around 7.5 million teens was analyzed for the study. These teens asked for contraception measures that are available for federal conception measures grant program under Project Title X.