BC4Teens Provider Resources

Young women and their caregivers have birth control questions. We’re here to help you answer them.

Whether you’re seeking the latest birth control option information or resources to help patients make confident contraceptive decisions, our provider resources can assist.

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Birth Control Methods

Use our web-based and downloadable resources to aid birth control discussions. 

Visit our Resources page to view more teen- and parent-focused content. 

Low Maintenance Contraceptives

Low maintenance contraceptives, also called long acting reversible contraception (LARC), are the most effective reversible methods of birth control available to reduce unplanned teen pregnancy. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends LARC as first-line options for teens. According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, LARC are safe and appropriate contraceptive methods for most women and adolescents.

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Training & Speaking Opportunities

BC4Teens offers providers LARC and pregnancy prevention training. Staff may also serve as meeting or event guest speakers.

Interested in learning more about LARC and teens? Contact us to schedule a lunch and learn with your office.

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Blog Posts, Articles & Podcasts

Downloadable Tools & Guides

Presentations and Learning Modules

*Please Note: You must create an account to view learning modules. Search Contraception in the BHP to view modules.

What is BC4Teens?

The Young Women’s Contraceptive Services Program (BC4Teens) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive, outpatient contraceptive services for adolescent girls and young women up to age 25.

We provide a full spectrum of family planning services, including:

  • Contraception counseling
  • Access to contraceptives in a teen-friendly environment
  • Same-day LARC (contraceptive implant, hormonal and non-hormonal IUDs) or method of choice for all medically eligible females
  • Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections

BC4Teens is not geared toward evaluation of gynecologic problems or menstrual suppression.

A parent or guardian must attend the first visit to BC4Teens to give consent if the patient is under 18. Due to the sensitive nature of topics discussed at BC4Teens, patients have the opportunity to speak with the provider in private.