More Proof That IUDs Are the Best

October 2, 2014 7:45 PM

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More Proof That IUDs Are the Best

Considering that, by the end of the study, 99 percent of the women and girls enrolled were sexually active, these are dramatically low rates of unintended pregnancy. But the results become even more impressive when we narrow in on the teenagers who were given the copper IUD or the etonogestrel implant: They experienced no unintended pregnancies at all. None.

In a sense, it's not surprising, because the whole point of what doctors call LARC, or long-acting reversible contraception, is that it's nearly foolproof. No ditching the condom in the heat of the moment, no forgetting to take your pill. But it's nice to have strong, solid numbers to support common...

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