What you need to know about providing emergency contraception

Conard, Lee Ann E.; Gold, Melanie A.
February 2006
Contemporary Pediatrics;Feb2006, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p49
This article offers information on oral emergency contraception. It discusses the mechanism of action for oral emergency contraceptives and enumerates the products that can be used for emergency contraception. It outlines the contraindications to using emergency contraceptives and the side effects and complications of the products. It describes the effects of emergency contraceptives on sexual and contraceptive behavior. It offers a pediatrician's guide to improving access of adolescent patients to emergency contraception, providing emergency contraception in the office, and counseling the benefits of emergency contraception to patients. INSETS: Emergency contraception: A resource list;Sample letter to send to local pharmacies.


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