backup contraception


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backup contraception

The use of secondary contraception in the event of failure of or suboptimal primary contraception.

backup contraception

Gynecology The use of 2º contraception in the event of failure or suboptimal 1º contraception. Cf Emergency contraception.
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edu/new/releases/1827-27-percent-of-women-who-missed-two-pills-in-a-row-risked-pregnancy) study suggests the trick is to remember to take the pill, or use backup contraception for seven days if you forget.
In contrast, the contraceptive couple expects to not have a child and more often than not, if an "accident" does occur, backup contraception otherwise known as abortion is employed.
Patients must be instructed that if the ring slips out or is left out for more than 3 hours, backup contraception must be used for a week.
Where semen testing is not available, couples are usually advised to use backup contraception for 12 weeks.
The letter advised doctors to stop inserting new implants and to have current Norplant users employ backup contraception.