emergency contraceptive


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emergency contraceptive

morn·ing af·ter pill

(mōr'ning af'tĕr pil)
An oral medication, consisting of two pills taken 12 hours apart that, when taken by a woman within 2-3 days after intercourse, reduces the probability that she will become pregnant.
Synonym(s): emergency contraceptive, emergency hormonal contraception, postcoital contraception.
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Emergency contraceptive pills are available in Nicaraguan pharmacies over the counter, but pharmacy personnel's knowledge and attitudes about this method can affect access.
Being prepared and having AfterPill on hand will help women use an emergency contraceptive more quickly if needed -- no rushing to the pharmacy or risking the product not being available or on shelf, and cost is less of a barrier.
None of the carriers interviewed for the report had an expedited process other than the expedited appeal process required for all other benefits, "which may not be timely enough for women seeking emergency contraceptives," according to the report.
Many of these groups also assert--contrary to the best available evidence--that the emergency contraceptive ella has a postimplantation effect.
Increased availability of over-the-counter or behind-the-counter emergency contraceptive pills has raised concerns about repeat use and "misuse" of the product.
A tiered analytical approach for investigating poor quality emergency contraceptives.
The company targets therapeutic gaps in the areas of reproductive health and endocrinology, and uses innovative marketing solutions and socially- conscious programs, such as contraception education in developing countries, to promote healthy management of its product NorLevo was the first emergency contraceptive that has been granted direct pharmacy access.
The UK's second most common emergency contraceptive, HRA's EllaOne, which uses a different active ingredient, will also come under review.
government over the requirement that employers cover emergency contraceptives such as the morning-after pill or Plan B, which some consider abortifacients.
The program, which started last year and now has been instituted at 13 high schools, allows school nurses to give students emergency contraceptive pills, designed to prevent pregnancy following unprotected sex or a contraceptive failure if taken within 72 hours," reported Reuters on September 24.
The guidelines reflect the latest evidence and are intended to assist family planning programmes and providers in assuring that the women they serve can use emergency contraceptive pills effectively and safely," he added.
However, the emergency contraceptive pill does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.

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