emergency contraception


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emergency contraception

n.
Measures taken to reduce the risk of pregnancy within a few days after sexual intercourse during which contraceptives failed or were not used. Forms of emergency contraception include oral drugs such as levonorgestrel and insertion of a copper intrauterine device.
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I was not covered by the National Health Insurance Service so I paid 40,000 won to see the doctor, and I paid 100,000 won extra to get the emergency contraception.
Data were collected by doing in person interviews and filling out questionnaire which assessed the awareness and practice of emergency contraception.
In Kirklees, 10 in 1,000 girls aged 13 to 15 went to their local clinic for emergency contraception, accounting for 85 visits.
Levonorgestrel emergency contraception may be less effective among overweight (body mass index 25-29.
Here are eight common emergency contraception myths.
Currently, 26 brands of combined oral contraceptives are approved in the United States for use as emergency contraception (see http://ec.
A review of global access to emergency contraception, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2013, 123(1):4-6.
Dr Jillian Johnston from the PHA said the charge associated with emergency contraception in pharmacies has been shown to be 'prohibitive' for young women.
Euromonitor International's Emergency Contraception in Austria report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level.
Euromonitor International's Emergency Contraception in India report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level.
We are relieved that the administration has finally listened to science and medicine and that women of all ages will have access to emergency contraception," said Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, Physicians for Reproductive Health board chair.
2012-2962) new policy released on Monday states emergency contraception should be more available since "it can reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy in adolescents" who are sexually active.

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