The updated policy statement emphasizesthe need for prescribing emergency contraception in advance for teenage girls tohelp lower the risk of teen pregnancy. In addition, it discusses the role of pediatricians in counseling teenagers about various contraception methods and providing patients younger than 17 a prescription for emergency contraception in advance. How often do you counsel your teenage patients about emergency contraception?

For more information, please read the article in the Pediatrics.

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