|April 2009 · Vol. 21, No. 04
Comment & Controversy
Is LNG-IUS advisable for young adolescents?
“WHAT’S THE GIST OF A NEW FDA LABEL FOR THE LNG-IUS?” ANITA L. NELSON, MD, AND RAQUEL ARIAS, MD (FEBRUARY 2009)
Dr. Nelson and Dr. Arias did not mention the recent trend among some parents of requesting the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) for their young teenage daughters. I would appreciate their comments on use of this system in adolescents up to 18 years old. In my opinion, this group is at high risk of having multiple partners (who themselves have multiple partners) and, therefore, is more likely to contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD).