Emergency contraceptive pills

Emergency contraceptive pills; ECPs

Medication containing synthetic hormones for preventing pregnancy after unprotected vaginal intercourse.
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Participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups: a pharmacy group, who were given instructions on how to get emergency contraceptive pills directly from a pharmacy without a prescription and free of charge; an advance provision group, who were given three packs of the pills in advance; and a clinic access group, who were told to return to the clinic if they needed emergency contraception, and who served as controls.
Health care providers should encourage use of emergency contraceptive pills as a backup after recognised failure of barrier methods or other hormonal contraceptive methods, and should expect that women may need emergency contraceptive pills a number of times during their reproductive years.
QA couple of days ago I took some emergency contraceptive pills. I've just started bleeding but my period isn't due yet.
Although this therapy is commonly called morning-after treatment, we prefer to use the label emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) to avoid the incorrect implication that the treatment must be delayed until the morning following unprotected intercourse.
If you are too young to obtain emergency contraceptive pills over the counter, call 1-888-NOT-2-LATE or 1-800-230-PLAN to locate a health care professional who can help you.
Interviewers administered a semi structured questionnaire to 93 pharmacy employees to determine their knowledge of and attitudes toward emergency contraceptive pills. Descriptive statistics and cross-tabulations were used to examine responses of and differences between male and female employees.
Emergency contraceptive pills are most effective within the first 24 hours after unprotected intercourse.
However, factors like time constraints associated with the intake of emergency contraceptive pills and their side-effects, are expected to hamper the sales of emergency contraceptive pills during forecast period.
'Some of the reasons leading to teenage pregnancy are that they fail to make use of emergency contraceptive pills and condoms.' He said that teenage pregnancy is a concern and especially in the east, the numbers are quite high.
Women in Korea, which claims to be advanced in all other aspects otherwise, are also denied easy access to emergency contraceptive pills. Emergency contraceptive pills containing up to 1.5 milligrams of levonorgestrel are available without a doctor's prescription in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, France and Germany, as well as many other advanced countries.
This paper will focus its discussion on the clinical pharmacology of the hormonal emergency contraceptive pills, that is, the ECPs and Yuzpe method.

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