Making Your Office Accessible for Adolescent and Young Adult IUD Services
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Many of the barriers that adolescents and young adults face in accessing health services are unique to young people, due to their stage in life, associated needs, perceptions, and abilities. Adolescent-friendly services are those effectively able to attract young people, responsively meet patient needs, and continue serving those needs through ongoing care. This chapter discusses key obstacles faced by adolescents and young adults with accessing reproductive health services, including important elements of adolescent-friendly health service provision and patient-centered contraceptive care. It also includes best practices and real-world examples for successful integration of adolescent-friendly same-day IUD provision for both emergency and ongoing contraception.
KeywordsAdolescent Young adult Adolescent clinic Adolescent-friendly Confidentiality Contraceptive access Copper IUD Levonorgestrel IUD Gender IUD as emergency contraception LGBTQIA
Adolescent and young adult
Electronic health records
Long-acting reversible contraception
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, agender or allied
Sexually transmitted infection
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