Emergency contraception approved in the US

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 12 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:697
  1. Terri Rutter
  1. Washington

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved a special kit for emergency contraception in a move that campaigners hope will cut the number of unwanted pregnancies in the United States.

    Although certain oral contraceptives can currently be used “off label” for postcoital prevention of pregnancy, this is the first time a specific combination of ethinyl oestradiol and levo-norgestrel has been approved for postcoital …

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