Navigation Links
Give Teens Access to Emergency Contraception, Pediatricians Say
Date:11/26/2012

By Carina Storrs
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should let their teenage patients know about emergency contraception, such as Plan B, and write them a prescription for it if they are sexually active, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The new guideline is an update to the 2005 policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the largest organization of pediatric doctors in the United States.

Since 2005, "the data are even more supportive of emergency contraception," said the policy statement's lead author, Dr. Cora Breuner, A professor of pediatrics and adolescent medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.

"These methods are absolutely not an abortion," Breuner said. They prevent pregnancies by blocking fertilization.

The statement, published online Nov. 26 in the journal Pediatrics, emphasizes the importance of informing teens that emergency contraception is available if they have unprotected sex or if their protection fails, and that it is most effective if taken within one day of having unprotected sex.

Emergency contraception is available without a prescription for girls 17 and older and boys 18 and older, but younger teens need a prescription in most states. Having a prescription ready to go can make it more likely that teens will use emergency contraception, Breuner said.

The target patient group for this policy statement is women 15 to 25 years of age, but even some women in their 30s and 40s should know more about emergency contraception as a back-up option to prevent pregnancies, Breuner said.

Although teen birth rates have decreased since the 1990s, the United States still has one of the highest rates among developed countries. And more than three-quarters of teen pregnancies are unintended, according to background information in the study. About 34 out of every 1,000 wom
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Bigger Babies Have Bigger Brains as Teens: Study
2. Another Study Links Sexting to Sexual Activity in Teens
3. Smartphones Linked to Sexual Activity in Teens: Study
4. Obese Teens Face Higher Risk for Kidney Disease: Study
5. Injuries No Worse for Tasered Teens Than Adults: Study
6. Sexting May Go Hand-in-Hand With Unprotected Sex Among Teens
7. Study suggests gap in treatment of sexually transmitted diseases among teens
8. Do Video Games Promote Reckless Driving in Certain Teens?
9. Quitting Smoking Just as Hard for Teens: Study
10. Smoking abstinence tough for teens, too
11. Exercise Does Boost Teens Health, Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Give Teens Access to Emergency Contraception, Pediatricians Say
(Date:9/16/2014)... WASHINGTON, DC September 14, 2014 A ... provisional side branch (SB) stenting of true coronary ... standard of care. The DKCRUSH-VI clinical trial is ... stenting. , Findings were reported today at ... symposium. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... therapy and radiation therapy as part of breast ... women with hormone-receptor positive (HR+) invasive breast cancer. ... Cancer Center, however, shows that combination may not ... disease. , The results, which Fox Chase ... Oncology,s 56th Annual Meeting on Sunday, September 14, ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus ... Purdue and Kansas State University study finds. , A ... the U.S. and other regions showed that high yields ... took up key nutrients at specific ratios - nitrogen ... and potassium at a ratio of 1-to-1. These nutrient ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Seven heroes who have dramatically improved the ... in New York City on November 6 by World ... recognition and funding program that honors individuals serving vulnerable ... the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates,” this year’s selection ... benefit children in countries around the world dealing with ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Who:, The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), ... Children’s Hospital Colorado are hosting Colorado PH in the ... association that works to find ways to prevent and cure ... affects the functioning of the heart and can lead to ... years. , What:, Colorado PH in the Park 2014 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Results of DKCRUSH-VI trial reported at TCT 2014 2Health News:Benefit of endocrine therapy in elderly women with low risk hormone receptor positive breast cancer? 2Health News:Benefit of endocrine therapy in elderly women with low risk hormone receptor positive breast cancer? 3Health News:Boosting global corn yields depends on improving nutrient balance 2Health News:Boosting global corn yields depends on improving nutrient balance 3Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 2Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 3Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 4Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 5Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 6Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 7Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 8Health News:Help Fight Pulmonary Hypertension at the Colorado PH in the Park 2014 2
... A new study shows that estrogen therapy does not ... postmenopausal women, say researchers //.Previous studies have reported an ... dementia. ,A placebo-controlled trial of estrogen or estrogen ... looked at associated risk for dementia. In the estrogen-only ...
... in your 20s could reduce the risk of developing high ... psychological stress with spikes in blood pressure are more likely ... 40s. ,Specialists say assessing blood pressure changes in response ... person’s future risk of high blood pressure. In a large ...
... shows dogs may be able to anticipate seizures in ... dogs in this study was // licking, often ... and “protective" behavior without aggression. In previous studies, owners ... even prevent their seizures. Some breeds of seizure-alerting ...
... patients consume about 40 milligrams of vitamin C daily ... vitamin C may protect against rheumatoid arthritis. ,Researchers ... 45 and 74. Participants' diets were assessed by using ... in two or more joints for at least one ...
... with a number of other side effects. For some people ... through with it may not even get rid of their ... to delivering chemotherapy. ,Perfusion therapy is the most aggressive ... avoid the toxicity to the rest of the body .Blood ...
... might help protect the eyes against a leading cause of ... // men and women it was found that those ... had a 36-percent lower risk of developing age-related maculopathy than ... have linked consumption of antioxidant vitamins and minerals to lower ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16, 2014 The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) ... more than 1,100 patients and families suffering from pulmonary ... (FDA) for the Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting for Idiopathic ... FDA initiative to seek patient input in order to ... "We applaud the FDA for focusing its ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 2014 Chindex International, Inc. ("Chindex" or the ... a special meeting of stockholders held today, the Company,s ... Agreement") by and among the Company, Healthy Harmony Holdings, ... Parent is an affiliate of TPG, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical ... , the CEO of the Company. The ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dan York has been named ... the RTD ® Advanced Wound Care Dressing, as ... presence in the U.S. Under York,s leadership, GWM Products, ... sales representatives in new sales territories that will complement ... up to 20 sales representatives in major metropolitan areas ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PFF Submits Survey Data From More Than 1,100 Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients And Families To U.S. Food And Drug Administration For Upcoming Drug Development Meeting 2PFF Submits Survey Data From More Than 1,100 Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients And Families To U.S. Food And Drug Administration For Upcoming Drug Development Meeting 3PFF Submits Survey Data From More Than 1,100 Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients And Families To U.S. Food And Drug Administration For Upcoming Drug Development Meeting 4Chindex Stockholders Approve Merger 2Chindex Stockholders Approve Merger 3GWM Products, LLC, announces U.S. market expansion. Dan York added as Director of Sales as part of nationwide growth initiative. 2
... studies including a pivotal Phase III trial in patients,with ... tablets will be presented at the Annual,Meeting of the ... June 1 - 5, 2007. , On this occasion ... on June 4, 2007. Starting at around 2:00 p.m. ...
... of Eisai's,Commitment to Oncology, WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May ... abstracts covering clinical data about,their oncology pipeline compounds ... of Clinical Oncology (ASCO),annual meeting. ASCO takes place ... reveal a growing and diverse oncology clinical,development program ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Clinical Data on Eisai's Oncology Pipeline to be Presented at ASCO,Annual Meeting 2Clinical Data on Eisai's Oncology Pipeline to be Presented at ASCO,Annual Meeting 3Clinical Data on Eisai's Oncology Pipeline to be Presented at ASCO,Annual Meeting 4
Scoville cervical disc retractor, self-retaining with ratchet action....
... Image-Line offers superior retractor blade stability ... all cervical spine retraction objectives. The ... rapid and accurate blade size determination. ... accommodates a variety of patients and ...
Small, removable blades, length 178 mm, (7"). Function: tissue retracting....
The High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (RCRP) Flex reagent cartridge is an in vitro diagnostic test intended for the quantitative determination of CRP in serum and plasma. This assay is not availabl...
Medicine Products: