backup contraception


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backup contraception

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

Gynecology The use of 2º contraception in the event of failure or suboptimal 1º contraception. Cf Emergency contraception.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A 2007 (http://ns.umich.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.
(4) The lowest reported pregnancy rates with perfect and typical use of L-IUS are comparable, and there is no need for backup contraception following insertion.
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.
(1) For the patient described in my article, who was able to demonstrate excellent compliance with pill-taking and was willing to use barriers for prevention of sexually transmitted infection and backup contraception, progestin-only pills were thought to be her safest option.