Tell women IUD is more effective than emergency contraceptive pill, says NICE

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 12 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4920
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Women seeking emergency contraception should be told that an intrauterine device (IUD, or coil) is more effective than the emergency contraceptive pill, new guidelines say.

As well as urging health professionals to talk about emergency contraception, the new quality standard from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) states that women should be told about long acting, reversible methods such …

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