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New Policy Statement Advises Teens Against Birth Control Pills

According to an article published by CNN Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics is advising doctors to counsel teens about the advantages of alternative birth control options before turning to the pill. Rather than using the common method of birth control pills, which require remembering to take the pill daily, experts are suggesting that teens use intrauterine devices or birth control implants, whose failure rates are less than 1 percent. In addition, a 2012 study revealed that U.S. teens are twice as likely as compared to teenagers in Canada, and four times as likely as teens in Germany.

Read the article published by CNN Health.