postcoital contraceptive


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postcoital contraceptive

a contraceptive that blocks or terminates pregnancy after sexual intercourse. Also called emergency contraceptive.
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A possible mechanism of action of danazol and an ethinylestradiol/norgestrel combination used as postcoital contraceptive agents.
1986), "A Possible Mechanism of Action of Danazol and an Ethinylestradiol/Norgestrel Combination Used as Postcoital Contraceptive Agents," Contraception 33: 539-45.
Driven by a moral sense that a postcoital contraceptive was necessary for rape victims, as well as a potential way to sidestep the abortion debate, activists advanced the notion that women have a right to this contraceptive option.
Thus, despite their need for postcoital contraceptives, adolescent girls face access problems both from public providers, as an earlier study in Managua found, (28) and from private providers, such as pharmacies.
If defendants argue that they refused to fill a prescription because they thought the drug therapy would harm the patient, plaintiffs can counter that the FDA says the pill dosage is safe and effective for postcoital contraceptive use.