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Clinical Summary

Emergency contraception: options in the emergency department

Jenny Blair, MD   |   02 November 2022

Takeaway

  • Multiple options are available in the emergency department (ED) to prevent pregnancy after intercourse.

Why this matters

  • Care after sexual assault often occurs in the ED.
  • Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after sexual assault or after the failure of other contraceptive measures.
  • It is not abortion.
  • It is not effective...

          

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