Although LARC methods including IUDs and implants are highly effective in preventing pregnancies and both the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend it for adolescents as a first-line choice given their efficacy, safety, and ease of use, its utilization by sexually active adolescents remains low. The purpose of this critical literature review was to identify what barriers to LARC impact utilization and continuation rates among adolescents and young women.
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Davis, E. K., & Petrusevich, V. (2018). Identifying Barriers to Long-acting Reversible Contraceptive Usage Among Adolescents [Masterʼs thesis, Bethel University]. Spark Repository. https://spark.bethel.edu/etd/157