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Contraception: EC

6 December 2013

UK: BPAS Christmas campaign highlights contraceptive needs of over-30s

Christmas presents aren't the only thing women in their 30s and 40s may be receiving this year - it's the time of year they are most at risk of an unplanned pregnancy.

29 November 2013

Change in advice on EC effectiveness in heavier women

The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill identical to Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, will warn women that the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds and begins to lose effectiveness in women who weigh more than 165 pounds, Mother Jones reports.

25 April 2012

Turkey: Pharmacists’ counselling practices and attitudes regarding emergency contraceptive pills

The aim of this study was to assess Turkish pharmacists' counselling practices and attitudes regarding emergency contraception pills (ECPs). From International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.

24 April 2012

Hungary: Determinants of emergency contraceptive use after unprotected intercourse

This study set out to compare differences in contraceptive characteristics and the knowledge of emergency contraception (EC) between women who used EC after unprotected intercourse and those who sought abortion. From Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

17 April 2012

UK: The effect on use of making emergency contraception available free of charge

The authors concluded that neither availability from the pharmacy nor removal of a charge for EC has increased its use among women having an abortion in Scotland. From Contraception.

17 April 2012

Switzerland: The deregulation of emergency contraception

This study asked whether, six years after deregulation of emergency contraception in Switzerland, free access has induced changes in the profile of clients attending an emergency pharmacy in Zürich. From The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care.

17 April 2012

UK: Morning-after pill ‘courier’ scheme launched

A new service provided by the internet medical practice will allow women to order emergency contraception on the internet, so it arrives within two hours, rather than having to see their GP to obtain the drugs.

13 April 2012

France: Representations and uses of emergency contraception in West Africa

From Social Science and Medicine.

10 January 2012

Commentary: Is abortion and contraception policy meeting women’s needs?

By Jennie Bristow, Editor, Abortion Review.

18 October 2011

UK: Can we identify women at risk of pregnancy despite using emergency contraception?

Data from a meta-analysis of two randomised controlled trials comparing the efficacy of ulipristal acetate (UPA) with levonorgestrel were analysed to identify factors associated with EC failure. From Contraception.

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