More Information: For Committee Opinion #699—Adolescent Pregnancy, Contraception, and Sexual Activity

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has identified the following resources that may be helpful for ob-gyns, other health care providers, and patients on topics related to Committee Opinion 699, "Adolescent Pregnancy, Contraception, and Sexual Activity."

These materials are for information purposes only and are not meant to be comprehensive. Referral to these resources does not imply ACOG's endorsement of the organization, the organization’s website, or the content of the resource. The resources may change without notice.

Resources for Ob-Gyns and Women’s Health Care Providers

Access to Contraception” (Committee Opinion No. 615)
This committee opinion reviews barriers to contraceptive access and offers strategies to improve access.

Adolescents and Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Implants and Intrauterine Devices” (Committee Opinion No. 539)
This committee opinion provides an overview of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods, e.g., intrauterine devices and the contraceptive implant, and provides guidance for adolescent health care providers to address common misconceptions about these methods.

ACOG’s Long-acting Reversible Contraception Program
The LARC Program provides a broad range of resources on Long-Acting Reversible Contraception including clinical guidance, educational materials, and more.

Resources for Women and Patients

ACOG FAQ, “Barrier Methods of Birth Control: Spermicide, Condom, Sponge, Diaphragm, and Cervical Cap
This FAQ page provides information about barrier methods of birth control, including how to use them and the benefits, risks, and side effects.

External Resources

Bedsider
Bedsider is an online birth control support network for women ages 18-29, operated by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a private non-profit organization.

Emerging Answers 2007: Research Findings on Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy
This report from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy , summarizes research results on sexual risk behavior and its consequences. It also identifies the particular types of adolescent sexual risk-taking behavior that affect pregnancy and STIs, and describes programs that have successfully reduced teen sexual risk-taking and teen pregnancy.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Teen Pregnancy
The CDC provides information about adolescent pregnancy, including data, as well as program tools and resources for adolescents, providers, and parents or guardians.

Guttmacher Institute: United States Teens
The Guttmacher Institute provides research and policy analysis on teens' reproductive health and rights in the United States.

Stay Teen
Created by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, this website provides information for teens about health, including pregnancy, relationships, birth control, STIs, and dating abuse.

National Women's Law Center: Getting the Coverage You Deserve
The National Women’s Law Center provides information about what to do if you are charged a co-payment, deductible, or co-insurance for a preventive service under the Affordable Care Act.

National Women's Law Center: We’ve Got You Covered: What Women Need to Know about Health Care Enrollment
The National Women’s Law Center provides information about health exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, including how to enroll, how to comparison shop, and how to evaluate your health insurance needs.

Office of Adolescent Health: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
The TPP Program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health is a national, evidence-based program that funds diverse organizations working to prevent teen pregnancy across the United States.

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