Skip to main content

Search
News

Prescribe morning-after pills in advance, say pediatricians

|

Prescribe morning-after pills in advance, say pediatricians

November 26, 2012

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/26/us-contraception-emergency-idUSBRE8AP04420121126

 

Source - Reuters


Wading into the incendiary subject of birth control for young teenagers, the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday called on the nation's pediatricians to counsel all of their adolescent patients about emergency contraception and make advance prescriptions for it available to girls under 17. "We do hope that pediatricians read the policy statement and follow the recommendations," said Dr. Cora Breuner of Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Press Contacts for Media Interviews

Email for Media Interviews
press@seattlechildrens.org
Phone for Media Interviews
206-987-4500
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific time (non-holidays)
Urgent After Hours for Media Interviews
206-987-2000
Call switchboard to page Media Relations staff on call

Latest News

Doctor’s Advice: How to enjoy the hot weather safely
7.11.14 — Q13 Fox

Dr. Tony Woodward, medical director of emergency services at Seattle Children’s, discusses how to enjoy the hot weekend weather ... cont.

Teen Patient Gives MTV-Style Tour Of Seattle Children's Hospital
7.11.14 — Evening Magazine

A local teenager is using the “MTV Cribs” show format to show off an unlikely place: Seattle Children’s Hospital. This is the ... cont.

Seattle Scientist Trying To Disrupt HPV, Which Hacks Your Cells To Cause Cancer
7.11.14 — KPLU Radio

Most sexually-active people will pick up human papillomavirus at one time or another, and it’s very dangerous for a small ... cont.