PMID: 39828Jan 1, 1978

Teenagers and contraception

International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics : the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
H Rozenbaum

Abstract

Early sexual activity in young women has created new problems in contraception and gynecologic pathology for physicians. None of the existing birth control methods seems ideally adapted to the young: oran contraceptives, the only infallible method, may present adverse effects. Intrauterine devices may result in expulsion or infection. Diaphragms or spermicides are less effective and not always well accepted by young girls. The physician, however, must bear in mind that whatever inconvenience may result, birth control is always preferable to an unwanted pregnancy or to abortion. Given the seemingly growing incidence of veneral disease and of abnormalities of cervical cytology, physicians must exercise the utmost care and consider a birth control consultation by a young girl as a full medical act.

References

May 1, 1981·The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology·P M Ward, J S Biggs
Jan 1, 1990·International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics : the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics·K O Rogo

Citations

Apr 1, 1978·Contraception·L HagbardB Sorbe
Dec 11, 1976·American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology·J W Roddick
Jan 11, 1976·American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology·J R EvrardD Erickson
Apr 1, 1976·American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology·C FieldsM C Brown
Mar 15, 1972·American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology·J ZacklerM C Brown
Feb 26, 1972·British Medical Journal·S Bender
Mar 1, 1965·Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental·L W SELF

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