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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(132.) Gold MA, Wolford JE, Smith KA, and Parker AM (2004), "The Effects of Advance Provision of Emergency Contraception on Adolescent Women's Sexual and Contraceptive Behaviors," J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol.
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.
Food and Drug Administration to make emergency contraception available over the counter without restriction, citing earlier actions by U.S.
According to the AAP, teens today "younger than 17 years must obtain a prescription from a physician to access emergency contraception in most states." The organization goes on to explain that in all states, females over 17 and males over 18 can obtain emergency contraception like Plan B without a prescription.
It is first and foremost an argument, based on a single premise: that a "tension" runs through the history of the effort to provide emergency contraception in the US, "between a disease model intended to 'cure' unwanted pregnancy and a reproductive rights framework aimed at increasing women's birth control choices." Men--in the medical fields, in research, and in the population-control movement--have been the primary purveyors of the former.
A pilot study of the Copper T380A IUD and levonorgestral for emergency contraception. Contraception.
Should the decision to provide emergency contraception depend on the situation?
It also says that the "massive marketing campaign" of Escapelle not only promoted the new product successfully but also contributed substantially to raising awareness in Bulgaria about emergency contraception.
(l.) Polis CB et al., Advance provision of emergency contraception for pregnancy prevention, Cochrane Library, 2010, Issue 3.
Since that time, emergency contraception has been made available under Title X as a matter of course.

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