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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Such a lack of easy access to emergency contraceptive pills leaves women with no choice but to have an abortion, an illegal-yet-common medical practice in Korea.
Sex differences in the awareness of emergency contraceptive pills associated with unmarried Korean university students' intention to use contraceptive methods: an online survey.
Dr Sarah Branch, deputy director of MHRA's vigilance and risk management of medicines division, said: "This is important new advice for women who want to use the emergency contraceptive pill.
As presented in Table 4 with regards to the usage of emergency contraceptives, only 2% (n=10) of the women had ever used emergency contraceptive pills and they used it to prevent pregnancy.
Department of Health and Human Services regarding implementation of the ACA contraceptive coverage guarantee, in which the USCCB asserts that specific federal and state abortion restrictions concerning insurance coverage of abortion should apply to the emergency contraceptive ella.
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.
The company's US brand pharmaceuticals vice president and general manager, Martin Berndt, stated that the emergency contraceptive medicine was introduced for all consumers following approval from US FDA.
government over the requirement that employers cover emergency contraceptives such as the morning-after pill or Plan B, which some consider abortifacients.
The FDA gave in on its legal battle surrounding emergency contraceptives in June, rescinding its claims that the pills were dangerous for young women and agreeing to allow them to be sold without prescriptions to women of any age.

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