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Emergency contraception: When and how to use it.
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PMID:  18248724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The approval of an emergency contraceptive with over-the-counter access for individuals aged 18 years and older is an exciting development with the potential to reduce the burden of unintended pregnancy. The birth rate among teenagers aged 15 to 19 years rose 3% in 2006, after a 14-year decline. This notable change, reported recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indicates that efforts to improve access to family planning measures and information are of critical importance. The improvement in access also creates a unique need for patient counseling. Regardless of whether they need a prescription for emergency contraception, patients must understand how to recognize pregnancy risk and how to use EC correctly. Clinicians continue to be a key source of this information. Additionally, clinicians may find new opportunities to collaborate with community pharmacists to provide information about family planning.
Joseph Sanfilippo; Don Downing
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1533-7294     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S3-S10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA USA.
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