Teens and emergency birth control

BALTIMORE -  

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending teenagers have access to emergency contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

They say adolescents are more likely to use the contraception if it's prescribed in advance.

The AAP also want pediatricians to play a role by counseling and providing prescriptions for teens in need of emergency contraception.

When used within 120 hours of having unprotected sex, pills like Plan B or next choice, are the only contraceptive methods to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

Some doctors believe this could help curb the teen pregnancy rate.

Source: Cleveland Clinic

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