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By Faye Kehler Family Physician and GP Anesthetist since 1987 interested in all aspects of Medicine
Kelly Cleland, Elizabeth G Raymond, Elizabeth Westley, James Trussell
Several options for emergency contraception are available in the United States. This article describes each method, including efficacy, mode of action, safety, side effect profile, and availability. The most effective emergency contraceptive is the copper intrauterine device (IUD), followed by ulipristal acetate and levonorgestrel pills. Levonorgestrel is available for sale without restrictions, whereas ulipristal acetate is available with prescription only, and the copper IUD must be inserted by a clinician...
December 2014: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
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