MinervaBMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7410.350 (Published 07 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:350
Concern about the one million unplanned pregnancies a year in the United States has led to efforts being made to make emergency contraception more easily available—which means without a prescription. Some articles in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2003; 102: 8-16) argue forcefully that women are more likely to use emergency contraception if they have a supply in the house. One useful initiative is to give a supply of the pills and some “appropriate education” to women shortly after they have given birth.
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