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Hormonale Kontrazeption bei Adoleszenten [Hormonal contraception for adolescents].
Therapeutische Umschau. Revue Thérapeutique
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
The new hormonal contraceptives are safe, effective and with fewer side effects than the older formulations. Their incidence of serious complications is low, particularly as compared to the health risk related to pregnancy. Adolescents must be screened for contra-indications before giving them a hormonal contraceptive. Because pills do not prevent sexually transmitted diseases, teenagers should be counselled to use a barrier methods together with COCs. Young girls need frequent follow-up and close monitoring to minimise side effects and to increase compliance and continuation in use. Long-term contraception by implants represents a valid alternative option with an increasing popularity among adolescents.
Adolescent, Contraceptives, Oral, Combined/adverse effects, Contraceptives, Oral, Combined/contraindications, Counseling, Delayed-Action Preparations, Drug Implants, Female, Humans, Medroxyprogesterone Acetate/therapeutic use, Pregnancy, Pregnancy in Adolescence/prevention & control, Progesterone Congeners/administration & dosage, Progesterone Congeners/therapeutic use, Sexually Transmitted Diseases/prevention & control
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