September 20, 2012
Merck photo

In this undated image provided by Merck, a model holds the Nexplanon hormonal implant for birth control. Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants - long-lasting and more effective birth control that you don’t have to remember to use every time, the nation’s leading gynecologists group said Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.