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.
Refer a Patient
Use our web-based and downloadable resources to aid birth control discussions.
- Which Birth Control is Right for Me? (Note: Includes video resource for patients)
- Birth Control: Debunk the Myths
- Download Birth Control Options Resource
Visit our Resources page to view more teen- and parent-focused content.
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.
Review advantages, disadvantages, risks and additional information for each birth control method.
- Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills
- Contraceptive Patch
- Copper Intrauterine Device (IUD)
- Hormonal Intrauterine Device (IUD)
- Nexplanon® Implant
- Vaginal Ring
- Emergency Contraception
- Opciones de métodos anticonceptivos
- Píldoras anticonceptivas
- Parche anticonceptivo
- Dispositivo Intrauterino (DIU) no Hormonal de Cobre
- Dispositivo Intrauterino (DIU) Hormonal
- Implante Nexplanon®
- Píldoras anticonceptivas de progestina sola (La minipíldora)
- Inyección (Depo-Provera®)
- Anillo vaginal
- Anticoncepción de emergencia (AE)
- Dooqyada Xakameynta Dhalmada (Ka hortaga uurka)
- Kaniiniyada Xakameynta Dhalmada
- Faashada Ka hortaga dhalmada
- Caaga Xakameynta Dhalmada Ilmo galeenka aan hoormonka aheyn (IUD)
- Caaga Ilmo galeenka Ka hortaga uurka (IUD)
- Galinta Nexplanon®
- Isku darka Kaniiniyada Xakameynta Dhalmada (The Minipill)
- Cirbada (Depo-Provera®)
- Faraantiga Siilka
- Ka hortaga uurka Degdega (EC)
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 using the Request More Information button below to schedule a lunch and learn with your office.
Blog Posts, Articles & Podcasts
- Blog Post: What You and Your Teen Need to Know about Male Birth Control
- Blog Post: Teens, Birth Control and “The Talk”: What You Need to Know
- Blog Post: Teens and Pregnancy: Top 10 Things They Don’t Tell Teens in Sex Ed
- Blog Post: Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives: A First-Line Approach to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
- PediaCast: Birth Control for Teenagers
- Pediatrics Nationwide: Let’s Talk About Having “The Talk”
- Pediatrics Nationwide: Best Practices for Patient-Centered Contraception Counseling About the Etonogestrel Implant
- Publication: Providing Contraception for Young People During a Pandemic Is Essential Health Care
- Publication: Best Practices for Counseling Adolescents about the Etonogestrel Implant, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Downloadable Tools & Guides
- Guide: Breakthrough Bleeding on the Etonogestrel Implant (Nexplanon) - Management and Treatment Options
- Guide: Coding for Contraceptive Implant and IUDs
- Guide: How to Help Your Teen Patients Choose the Right Method of Contraception
- Guide: Prescribing Guidelines for Prescription Contraceptives
- Fact Sheet: The Implant (Nexplanon®): Common Questions and Answers
- Guide: Set Up Guide for LARC Insertions and Removals
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.