A clinical guideline for intrauterine device use in adolescents
Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 07/16/2012
Smith E et al. – The use of the intrauterine device (IUD) in adolescents has been questioned in the past as a result of concerns surrounding increased risks for pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility in adolescents. Current research reveals no contraindications to IUD use based solely on age or parity and illuminates many benefits to use, including a decrease in menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea.