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Emergency contraception.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16183541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Emergency contraception is increasing in use and has become a universal standard of care in the United States. This article reviews available forms of emergency contraception, their indications, contraindications, adverse effects and efficacy at preventing pregnancy. This article describes the mechanism of action of different forms of emergency contraception and provides recommendations on when to start or restart an ongoing method of contraceptive after emergency contraception use. Literature on the impact of the advance provision of emergency contraception on contracepting behaviors is reviewed, and behavior change counseling related to emergency contraception is described.
Lee Ann E Conard; Melanie A Gold
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Adolescent medicine clinics     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1547-3368     ISO Abbreviation:  Adolesc Med Clin     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-26     Completed Date:  2006-02-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196463     Medline TA:  Adolesc Med Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  585-602     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Contraception / methods
Contraceptives, Oral / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects
Contraceptives, Postcoital / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Intrauterine Devices, Copper*
Mifepristone / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects
Pregnancy in Adolescence / prevention & control*
Progestins / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Oral; 0/Contraceptives, Postcoital; 0/Progestins; 84371-65-3/Mifepristone

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