The birth control implant is a tiny rod that is inserted in your upper arm by a medical professional. It prevents pregnancy for up to three years, eases period cramps, and can be removed at anytime.
First, Jennifer Lawrence took a fierce stance on equal pay, writing a powerful essay, which made an appearance in Lena Dunham’s newsletter Lenny that tackled the income disparities women face in the workforce. Now, she’s taken a vocal stand against the attacks on Planned Parenthood during an interview with Glamour magazine.
Birth control methods vary far and wide. There’s a method for nearly every body and lifestyle. In fact, there are about 12 methods in total and counting. And those methods range from non-hormonal and hormonal to single use and long-lasting use.
More women are choosing Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) methods, including intrauterine devices (IUDs) and hormone implants, according to data recently release by the CDC.
Question: What do you think is the most effective way for sexually active teens to reduce their risk of pregnancy?
If you answered IUD and implants – also called long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) – your thinking is aligned with the American Academy of Pediatrics. The health organization recently updated its contraception policy and recommended that LARC methods be the first-line approach to birth control among young women aged 15 to 19 years old.