The effectiveness chart shows all of the birth control methods and how well they protect against pregnancy. The male latex or polyurethane condom gives the best protection against sexually transmitted infections STIs. The female condom provides some protection. With all other methods, you also should use a male or female condom to protect against STIs.
LARCs remain best contraception for teens | MDedge ObGyn
Birth control can help prevent pregnancy. It can also help with menstrual cramps, heavy menstrual flow, and acne. There are many types of birth control, so teens should speak to a health care provider HCP to decide what method is best for them. Talking openly with your teen about their changing body and about sex can be stressful, but it is important. Ask your child—whether they are a boy or a girl—what they know about preventing pregnancy and protecting themselves from sexually transmitted infections STIs. This is also an opportunity to have conversations about healthy relationships and consent. Being open shows that they can come to you with their questions and concerns.
The contraceptive options suitable for teenagers are presented and discussed. Condoms have the advantage of preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, and oral contraceptives are probably the most effective in preventing pregnancy. Other options include the barrier contraceptives available to women, spermicides, sponges, intrauterine devices, periodic abstinence, and the morning after pill. PIP: Contraceptives for teenagers are discussed in detail by type and appropriateness for teenagers, the role of nurses, and the nature of and approach to the client. Contraceptives included are oral contraceptives currently available 24 kinds and contraindications, condoms, barrier contraceptives such as the diaphragm and sponges, spermicides, IUDs, periodic abstinence, morning after pills, and other methods.
Choosing not to have sex until you're married, until you're ready There are different types available, but all IUDs keep sperm from reaching a woman's eggs and can stay in the body for years. A small, bendable ring that goes in the vagina; leave it in for three weeks, take it out the fourth week. A pill that can stop a pregnancy before it starts; it's meant as a backup plan, not meant as regular birth control.