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Volume 35, Issue 1
Publication date: July 1, 2014
Expiration date: July 1, 2017

Contraceptive Options for Adolescents
Jeffrey F. Peipert, MD, PhD (Moderator)
Robert J. Terry Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Tessa Madden, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Colleen P. McNicholas, DO, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Describe the public health importance of unintended pregnancies in the adolescent.
2. Describe the importance of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods in the prevention of unintended pregnancies.
3. List the noncontraceptive benefits of combined hormonal contraceptives (oral contraceptives, patch, and contraceptive ring).
4. Define “quick start” of contraceptive methods.
5. List the common methods of emergency contraception available to adolescents.
6. Describe how to approach contraceptive counseling with adolescents.
7. Describe the key findings of the Contraceptive CHOICE Project.


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