April 9th, 2013

IUDs Safe for Teens, Study Says

By Logan Lafferty

"One of the hesitations in providing IUDs as the first-line option to adolescents has been this feeling of, 'They won't like it, they'll take it out,'" Dr. Casey Petra, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Mayo Clinic told The Huffington Post. On the contrary, the new study suggests that IUDs are "very well accepted" by teens, and that teenage girls are not more likely to have them taken out than their slightly older counterparts, said Petra, who did not work on the study.

 

Huffington Post by Catherine Pearson

Tags: Dr. Casey Petra, Huffington Post, IUD, Mayo Clinic obstetrics and gynecology, ObGyn, Research, teen use, Women's Health

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