A statement published by The American Academy of Paediatrics shows doctors encouraging those teen girls that may be sexually active to consider an IUD as a form of birth control.
The urge comes with the proof that IUDs are more effective when put up against other forms of birth control such as the Pill, which can be forgotten, or condoms which may split.
Of course, doctors say condoms are still essential to protect against STIs but in the long run, IUDs prove to be more effective and less costly overall than other forms of birth control.
Both IUDs and implants are long lasting (3+ years) and while they may be more expensive to begin with, over time they are much more cost effective than the Pill.
With the statement, could there be a decrease in the number of teenage pregnancies? Time will tell!