This is incredibly sad. First, there was the pill, then the patch then the new implant and the new IUD…..and now the recommendation for a new meaning of Ronco’s “set it and forget it”
You really don’t get any coverage of true abstinence initiatives. Why not spend the time teaching how to prevent the “disease” of pregnancy and teach both teenage boys and girls how to respect themselves and each other. How about a session on communication without an iPhone? Or a taste of the real world and warnings about the emotional toll that comes from growing up too fast?
And why do we need anything at all….as the media proclaimed that a minority of teens are having sex now….well only 46%
We truly have to get a better and more consistent message out, as the culture preaches the opposite and leads to articles more about the best birth control, and not about the best kind of relationship!
St Anne, pray for us!
- IUDs, implants urged for teen girls’ birth control – Philadelphia Inquirer (philly.com)
- OB/GYN group advises IUDs, implants for sexually active teenage girls (medcitynews.com)
- Experts Recommending IUD Implants for Teens (wreg.com)
- ACOG Recommends IUDs and Implants as Best Contraceptive Methods for Teen Girls (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
- IUDs, implants encouraged for teenage girls – Chicago Tribune (drugstoresource.wordpress.com)