Meet Mirena and its ‘little sister’ Jaydess. They’re tackling teen pregnancy, one IUD at a time

Nicholas Chadi, Special to National Post | September 28, 2016 12:35 PM ET

The 14-year-old twin girls are on their way to the Planned Parenthood sexual health clinic near the University of Toronto downtown campus.

It’s September and they’ve just started Grade 8. They may not be ready for sex yet, but Kaylee and Sara (not their real names) have made up their minds: they want a Mirena.

Mirena and its “little sister,” Jaydess, are small plastic Ts, each about the size of a toothpick. The intra-uterine devices (IUDs) are up to 10 times more reliable than the birth control pill. Read more

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