Reference of this article: Pérez Campos EF. Contraceptive advice in adolescence. Peculiarities of the healthcare to adolescents. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2006; 8 Supl 2:S83-87.
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Adolescents usually enjoy good health; one of their risks is sexual relationships which
can lead to unwanted and/or inappropriate pregnancies, not to mention sexually transmitted
It is necessary to promote and improve sexual education in the school and care giving
services, facilitating their accessibility and confidentiality.
The current legislation recognises the rights of the adolescent in terms of sexuality and
therefore in terms of contraception. It is necessary for the professional to know the different
methods of contraception and the legal guarantees in terms of its prescription, so as
not to jeopardise the health of the adolescents in a key stage of their life.
There is a wide range of contraceptive methods on offer for adolescents, with special
consideration for the condom, with or without other methods, and the postcoital pill ?or
?PCP'? as a backup.
Keywords● Adolescence ● Advising Contraceptive ● Double method ● Emergency contraception ● Legal guarantees ● Sexual education