IPPF Medical Bulletin: use of long acting reversible contraceptives by adolescents

This statement is developed to address the evidence on use of long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods by adolescents. LARC methods include intrauterine devices (IUDs) and subdermal contraceptive implants which have durations of effective use between 3 and 10+ years, depending on the specific product selected by the client.