New AAP recommendations concerning teens and birth control

The American Academy of Pediatrics has new recommendations concerning teens and birth control.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has new recommendations concerning teens and birth control.

The group issued an updated policy statement that encourages doctors to counsel teens on the advantages of options other than the pill, including birth control implants or IUDs.

The AAP says it's not recommending that young people have sex. Instead, it says it wants to encourage teens that do have sex to be safe and protected.

Experts say the failure rate for implants and IUDs is less than 1 percent and about 9 percent or higher for the pill because it has to be taken every day.

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