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Hormonal Emergency Contraception Methods Have Important Differences

KEY POINT

With pharmacists’ emergency contraception (EC) services continuing to expand outside Washington State, several pharmacologic options are now available to women concerned about an unplanned pregnancy. Two U.S.-marketed products are specifically indicated for EC.

SOURCES

Wanner MS, Couchenour RL. Hormonal emergency contraception. Pharmacotherapy. 2002;22:43–53.

Back Up Your Birth Control Web site. www.backupyourbirthcontrol.org/. Accessed February 6, 2002.