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Chapter 15 - Emergency Contraception

from Section 2 - Methods of Contraception

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 March 2022

Johannes Bitzer
Affiliation:
University Women’s Hospital, Basel
Tahir A. Mahmood
Affiliation:
Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
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Summary

Sexuality is not bound by time and location. Sexual intercourse quite often takes place when the female is not using any reliable method of contraception. Various hormonal and non hormonal options are described

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Print publication year: 2022

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Cleland, K, Zhu, H, Goldstuck, N, et al. The efficacy of intrauterine devices for emergency contraception: a systematic review of 35 years of experience. Hum Reprod 2012; 27:1994.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Li, HW, Lo, SS, Ng, EH, Ho, PC. Efficacy of ulipristal acetate for emergency contraception and its effect on the subsequent bleeding pattern when administered before or after ovulation. Hum Reprod 2016; 31:1200.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Brache, V, Cochon, L, Deniaud, M, Croxatto, HB. Ulipristal acetate prevents ovulation more effectively than levonorgestrel: analysis of pooled data from three randomized trials of emergency contraception regimens. Contraception 2013; 88:611.Google Scholar
Gemzell-Danielsson, K, Berger, C, P G L L. Emergency contraception: mechanisms of action. Contraception 2013; 87:300.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Li, HWR, Resche-Rigon, M, Bagchi, IC, et al. Does ulipristal acetate emergency contraception (Ella®) interfere with implantation? Contraception 2019; 100:386.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Trussell, J, Cleland, K, Bimla Schwarz, E. Emergency contraception. In Contraceptive Technology, 21, Hatcher, RA, Nelson, AL, Trussell, J, Cwiak, C, Cason, P, Policar, MS, (Eds), Ayer Cmpany Publishers, Inc., New York, NY 2018. p.329–65.Google Scholar
Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. Emergency Contraception. Clinical Guideline. FSRH. 2017.Google Scholar
Piaggio, G, Kapp, N, von Hertzen, H. Effect on pregnancy rates of the delay in the administration of levonorgestrel for emergency contraception: a combined analysis of four WHO trials. Contraception 2011; 84:35.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Zhang, L, Chen, J, Wang, Y, et al. Pregnancy outcome after levonorgestrel-only emergency contraception failure: a prospective cohort study. Hum Reprod 2009; 24:1605.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Levy, DP, Jager, M, Kapp, N, Abitbol, JL. Ulipristal acetate for emergency contraception: postmarketing experience after use by more than 1 million women. Contraception 2014; 89:431.Google Scholar

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