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The most commonly used contraceptives among adolescents are condoms, withdrawal and oral contraceptive pills. These methods are commonly chosen due to their accessibility, yet are inconsistently or incorrectly used, leading to high failure rates.
Forty-three percent of unintended pregnancies are a result of inconsistent or incorrect use of contraceptives. A solution to this problem is long acting reversible contraception (LARC). LARC includes intrauterine devices (IUDs) and etonogestrel implants. LARC has been shown to be acceptable to teens and young women with higher continuation rates than short-acting methods.

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