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An update on emergency contraception use in adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17524963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Changing circumstances regarding access to emergency contraception (EC) warrant nurses' review of its current status. Nurses have the potential to improve adolescents' awareness of and access to EC so that adolescents may prevent pregnancy. Research suggests that adolescents lack awareness of EC methods that prevent pregnancy following an unprotected act of intercourse. Many pregnancies occurring in adolescence could be prevented with appropriate EC use. Studies show that adolescents are capable of using EC correctly and safely, and that access to EC is not associated with increased rates of unprotected intercourse or with higher rates of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.
Karla A Haynes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Patient Education Handout; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric nursing     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0882-5963     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-25     Completed Date:  2007-08-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607529     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  186-95     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Contraceptives, Postcoital*
Drug Utilization
Health Education
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Services Accessibility*
Information Services
Pregnancy in Adolescence / prevention & control*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic; 0/Contraceptives, Postcoital; 797-63-7/Levonorgestrel

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