Four of 5 pregnancies among adolescents aged 14 to 19 are unintended. Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) have been found to be the most effective form of birth control. Despite the strong endorsement for LARCs, their use among adolescents remains low. An integrative review was conducted to inform Canadian nurse practitioners about how to effectively implement the use of LARCs in their practice as a strategy to reduce unintended pregnancy amongst adolescents. Nurse practitioners can contribute to the use of LARCs by being proactive, providing accurate, evidence-based information, and reducing or eliminating barriers to contraceptive access.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal for Nurse Practitioners|
|Publication status||Published - Sep. 2020|
- family planning
- long-acting reversible contraceptives
- primary health care
- unintended pregnancy