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What are hormonal contraceptives for adolescents?

Richard Ricciardi
Advanced Practice Nursing
Great question and an important one for today's adolescents and their guardians. Hormonal contraception comes in many forms (to name a few: oral, injectable, pad worn on skin, device implanted under the skin, or ring that is placed in the vagina). Hormonal contraception works the same way in adolescents as is does in adults -- prevents pregnancy by reducing or stopping ovulation and/or changing the ability for a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm to meet in order for pregnancy to occur.

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