Emergency contraceptive pills

Emergency contraceptive pills; ECPs

Medication containing synthetic hormones for preventing pregnancy after unprotected vaginal intercourse.
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In 2013, North America dominated the global market for contraceptives, due to the high incidence of unintended pregnancies, increased use of emergency contraceptive pills, and favorable reimbursement policies after the Affordable Care Act was launched.
Wider variations were seen for injections, implants, intrauterine devices, emergency contraceptive pills, and sterilization.
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.
Women who took emergency contraceptive pills after unprotected sex were up to 20 times more likely to fall pregnant compared to those who had an IUD inserted
The Product: Available over the counter, emergency contraceptive pills such as the i- pill or UNWANTED- 72 are useful after an episode of unprotected sex.
In the past decade the Council has been instrumental in bringing emergency contraceptive pills into the mainstream in many countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, including Bangladesh, Mexico, and most recently in Kenya.
Women who obtain emergency contraceptive pills in advance of need are no less likely than those who get them on an as needed basis to become pregnant after having unprotected sex, according to a 2009 review of randomized controlled studies comparing the two approaches to access.
Agency for International Development (USAID) has not acted to add emergency contraception to its official commodities list and, accordingly, is still not offering emergency contraceptive pills in its family planning programs abroad.
Emergency contraceptive pills simply prevent the egg from ever implanting in the womb so a pregnancy can't occur.
Emergency contraceptive pills may be used without increasing the dosage.
The study, which involved about 150 women in France who used emergency contraceptive pills between 2000 and 2004, found that six months after using the pills, 62 percent of the women used "a highly effective" method of contraception.

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