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A Discussion with Betty


You talk to Betty about the risks and benefits of contraception and explain the importance of an effective contraceptive method for the prevention of pregnancy.  


Given the social and gender implications, what form of contraception would you recommend to Betty?

1.Given the social and gender implications, which contraceptive method(s) would you recommend to Betty?
Oral contraceptive pill
Vaginal contraceptive ring
Contraceptive patch
Intramuscular medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA)


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You also discuss with Betty some of the barriers that adolescents face in appropriately accessing and using contraception and ask her what you can do as a physician to make contraception more accessible for adolescents such as herself.