Holy Hormones Journal: So what does going back to school have to do with IUD’s and teens? Well, last year 1,300 adolescent (as young as 12) and teen girls were inserted with an IUD, implanted synthetic hormone releasing rods or injected with synthetic hormones with the birth control vaccine, Depo Provera without parental consent. They went off to school and they were essentially sterilized. And that is the push. The same uncontrolled medical experiment is also happening in New Zealand.
Please note that the article states
“…Unfortunately, there is very little literature on Nexplanon or IUD birth control use in the teenage population, so more research is needed for better…”
There is not enough research to know the effect of synthetic hormones use in these long-acting-reversible-contraceptive devices to know the outcome of the health of these girls. Putting adolescents and teens on endocrine disrupting chemicals at the most fragile time of their lives when their endocrine system is developing its own rhythm is dangerous period.
Parents you need to be aware that there is medical movement wanting to take control of your daughter’s fertility without your consent. In some states doctors have the right to take your daughter aside and discuss birth control options while you sit in the waiting room. They are having the “talk” with your daughter without your being present.
Make sure you ask your school officials what their policy is on birth control. Better yet, ask the school nurse. You would not want your daughter to come from school one day and tell you she has one of these devices inserted without your knowledge and/or consent. Just to throw in my two cents about Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, watch out your daughter is not getting that endocrine disruptor without your consent as well.
And on a last note – none of these devices protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Just so you know, Merck & Co. who manufacture Nexplanon is also the daddy of Gardasil. Get the picture?
IUD Birth Control for Teenagers
Could Teens Use IUDs and Nexplanon?
Dawn Stacey, PhD, LMHC – Reviewed by a board-certified physician.
Updated February 22, 2015
Every year in the United States, approximately 750,000 teenagers become pregnant, and most of these pregnancies are not planned. In order for birth control to be effective, teenagers need options that they can easily use. Teenagers are more likely to continue using longer-acting contraceptive methods, such as IUD birth control or Nexplanon. Those teens who are sexually active and use birth control typically report inconsistent use.
This has led the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to consider whether it is advantageous to prescribe IUD birth control or Nexplanon for teenagers.
Sadly, surveys of teenagers in the United States show that teens know very little information about IUDs. One survey of 72 girls between the ages of 14 to 18 showed that although 74% were using birth control, only 19% had ever heard of IUDs. After being educated on IUD birth control, many teenagers stated that they liked the fact that IUD use did not harm later fertility or require daily usage, was not needed with each sex act, and was discreet. Teenagers need to be educated on the high effectiveness of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods like IUD birth control, as well as Nexplanon.
What Doctors Are Suggesting:
ACOG has just revised its Practice Bulletin to address the need for long-acting reversible contraceptive methods for teenagers.
According to ACOG, Nexplanon and IUD birth control use can be beneficial for teenagers. Though these practice guidelines are new, the actual practice of inserting IUDs and Nexplanon in teenagers is not. Many teenagers have already been provided with these birth control options, so the practice guidelines have finally caught up to what the medical community has been doing for years.
IUD birth control use in teenagers — for ParaGard, Skyla, and Mirena — is classified under Category 2 of the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use. This means that the benefits of using this contraceptive method generally outweigh the risks. IUD use has received a 2 classification because of some concern over the risk for expulsion (when the IUD partially or completely slides out of the uterus), which can be caused by nulliparity, as well as STI risk from the riskier sexual behavior typical in younger age groups. The use of Nexplanon in teenagers has received a classification of Category 1 –- this means that there is no restriction for the use of the birth control method.
What the Research Says:
Unfortunately, there is very little literature on Nexplanon or IUD birth control use in the teenage population, so more research is needed for better, more detailed results.
That being said, some studies do exist, and their results are promising.
An in-depth review looking into IUD use in teenagers found that expulsion rates ranged widely –from 5% to 22%.
These rates can be a little misleading because they seem to be affected by your age and whether or not you have ever been pregnant. Plus, the available research shows inconsistent results. For example, some studies reveal that women who have never given birth have more instances of IUD expulsion, while other studies suggest that those who have given birth report higher rates of expulsion. None of these studies considered how the combination of age and pregnancy history may have influenced the results.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. “Practice Bulletin #121 – Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Implants and Intrauterine Devices.” Obstetrics & Gynecology. July 2011. 118(1):184-196.