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Adolescents and emergency contraception.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11802114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The United States has a high rate of teen pregnancies. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved hormonal emergency contraception (EC), which can be used after unprotected intercourse to reduce the likelihood that a pregnancy will occur. Several pill regimens that are now available by prescription only are safe and effective if used within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. However, teens generally have a low level of awareness of EC, and because the pills are available only by prescription, teens must request a prescription from their pediatric nurse practitioner quickly. Therefore, it may be prudent to provide EC to sexually active teens before the need for it arises.
Carol F Roye; Jennifer R M Johnsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0891-5245     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Health Care     Publication Date:    2002 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-21     Completed Date:  2002-03-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709735     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Health Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Hunter College Schools of the Health Professions, New York, NY 10010, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Condoms / utilization
Contraceptives, Postcoital / adverse effects,  standards*
Drug Interactions
Nurse Practitioners
Pregnancy in Adolescence
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control
Time Factors
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Postcoital

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