ACOG Committee Opinion No. 392, December 2007. Intrauterine device and adolescents

Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Dec;110(6):1493-5. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000291575.93944.1a.


The intrauterine device (IUD) is highly effective and widely used by women throughout the world. Data support the safety of IUDs for most women, including adolescents. This document addresses the major benefits of IUD use in adolescents, a population at particular risk of unintended pregnancy.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Confidentiality
  • Contraception, Postcoital / methods
  • Contraindications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Intrauterine Devices* / adverse effects
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence / prevention & control*
  • United States