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November 6, 2011 10:00 am

Should teens use intrauterine devices (IUDs) as their birth control method? Why or why not?

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small T-shaped object that is inserted into the uterus as a form of birth control. IUDs are effective for five to 10 years and are 99-percent effective at preventing pregnancy. For more information on IUDs, check out this story from our Web site: http://www.sexetc.org/story/birth_control/2082/

What do you think? Should teens be encouraged to use IUDs as birth control? Why or why not?

Your answer could be featured in the upcoming Winter 2012 issue of Sex, Etc. magazine! 

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  2. sexyethics answered: If they are worried about missing pills, definitely. Can hurt a lot in insertion though; and cramping can be bad.
  3. weedoug answered: Absolutely! They’re low maintenence, very effective, and last for a long time.
  4. didyougettobeastar answered: i think they should, that way they are safe throughout their teen years and cant forget to take a pill daily or use a condom.
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