Sunday, November 16, 2014

Other Birth Control Options for Teens

Many people become sexually active in high school, when it's important to protect against unwanted pregnancy. For this reason, I think teens need to be knowledgeable regarding what kinds of birth control are out there. Many teens are only aware of birth control pills and condoms as forms of birth control, but there are many other methods that teens may actually prefer. For instance, teens are likely to want birth control for a long period of time, and they are more likely to forget to take a pill at the same time every day. Therefore, an IUD that lasts 12 years, and can be removed when a woman decides she wants to become pregnant, is more reliable and convenient for a teen to use than a daily pill. This article details some of the most convenient and reliable forms of birth control for teens.

Were you aware of these forms of birth control before reading this article? What are your feelings about these alternative forms of birth control?


  1. The only birth control methods that I was aware of before reading this article was condoms and birth control pills. I believe that these are the easiest for teens to get, which is why they are the most common among teens. I feel the IUD will be harder to get especially if teens don't want their parents to know.

    1. Julia, you make a good point. Although an implant or IUD is more trustworthy for a teen, it's harder to get because you need to see a health care provider to receive it. This is why honesty is the best policy when it comes to teen sexuality, and it's also why parents need to really think about whether it's more important to them to keep their kids away from birth control or to protect their kids from an unwanted pregnancy.

  2. I agree with Julia and Charis because the birth control pills and condoms are the easiest to get a hold of because if u were to try to get an implant or IUD then you would have to go talk to your health care provider and get it from there.