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Old 09-29-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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It makes sense but I just don't see many parents taking their girls to get either one..at least not while still in high school. And how many teens would still use condoms if they have IUD or implants.

Pediatrics group recommends IUDs, implants as best birth control for teen girls - The Washington Post
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:58 PM
 
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The same amount that use them now. And let's face it...even with the best of intentionsome they fail often through user error.

And yes...the implant is rather popular with high school girls. It's only been recently that some IUDs can be used by women that have not already had a child...so they aren't as well know on popular.

The benefit of this type of birth control is that it can't be forgotten. ..either in the heat of the moment or by forgetting to take pill daily.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:05 PM
 
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IUDs can have terrible side effects....the Mirena has hormones. The long term effects of bombarding teen girls' bodies with synthetic hormones, is not known.

Sounds like a crappy idea to me.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:09 PM
 
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IUDs can have terrible side effects....the Mirena has hormones. The long term effects of bombarding teen girls' bodies with synthetic hormones, is not known.

Sounds like a crappy idea to me.
Not all of them have hormones....and most birth control is hormonal for women. Some people don't do well on them no matter the age...others have no problem at all. Also...let's not like a pregnancy wouldn't cause all sorts of hormone issues nywy...not to mention the baaby.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:13 PM
 
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I guess as someone who is sensitive to hormones, I would have an issue with it. I had a Mirena and it lasted all of 6 weeks...the hormones made me feel like I was going crazy! I would be cautious about putting a teen on these types of hormones. Most are super high in synthetic progesterone which can trigger side effects such as weight gain, not to mention worsening of moods.

I think for teens condoms are best, but I agree that compliance is an issue.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:03 PM
 
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I hated my IUD as a young adult and had it removed a within a few days. they have birth control shots that last 3 years that seem a better idea to me.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I was told that the Mirena releases very small amounts of hormones...it was suggested to me as a treatment for heavy periods because the progesterone pills I had to take otherwise made my diabetes worse.

About teens and IUD or implant, I think it's a great idea. I'll be suggesting it to my daughter in a few years.
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Moving Back To Cary
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I'm on my second Paragard IUD. I haven't had any issues with them. They are hormone FREE. I've recommended them to several of my girlfriends and none of them experienced any negative side effects...

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Old 09-29-2014, 07:53 PM
 
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I'll wait until after I have kids. I don't want to risk the IUD sticking to my uterus and ending my fertility.

For now, I'll use the LadyComp. It's expensive, but worth it in my opinion. It uses the basal body temperature method.

Red light=not okay to have sex; Green light=okay to have sex; Yellow light=unsure

It's only a yellow light when you forget to take it and in the beginning when you first get the Lady Comp. It has an alarm to wake you up at the same time. And when you're ready to start trying for a baby, you can use the Baby Comp. It'll transfer your data.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'll wait until after I have kids. I don't want to risk the IUD sticking to my uterus and ending my fertility.

For now, I'll use the LadyComp. It's expensive, but worth it in my opinion. It uses the basal body temperature method.

Red light=not okay to have sex; Green light=okay to have sex; Yellow light=unsure

It's only a yellow light when you forget to take it and in the beginning when you first get the Lady Comp. It has an alarm to wake you up at the same time. And when you're ready to start trying for a baby, you can use the Baby Comp. It'll transfer your data.
I wouldn't want to recommend that to a teen though.
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