Would you consider an IUD for your teenage daughter?
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|Sun, 04-14-2013 - 9:57am|
According to Health Day News, IUDs are safe for teens." IUDs are a safe method of birth control for teens, according to a new study.
The findings challenge concerns that have persisted since the removal of a harmful IUD (intrauterine device) from the market in the 1970s, according to the researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
"Today's IUDs are not the same as the ones that existed decades ago and are undeserving of the outdated stigma they carry," study lead author Dr. Abbey Berenson, director of the university's Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health, said in a university news release.
"Modern IUDs are safe, cost-effective and provide years of worry-free birth control," she said. "Though more research is needed, this study shows that IUDs should be among the options considered to address teen pregnancy rates." more
If you were going to help your teenage daughter select a birth control method, would you consider an IUD? Why or why not?