Abstract| Volume 32, ISSUE 2, P206, April 2019

30. The Impact of an Adolescent Gynecology Provider on Intrauterine Device and Implant Use Among Adolescent Patients

      Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecologists (PAG) have expertise in long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) for adolescents. Despite ACOGs recommendation that LARCs are first line contraceptives for adolescents, there remains hesitancy among providers. This study assessed how a PAG provider effects the use of LARCs among girls ages 13-24. LARC use among adolescents was compared for a period of time before PAG availability to a period of time after PAG availability.
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