(55.) Ling WY, Robichaud A, Zayid I, Wrixon W, and MacLeod SC (1979), "Mode of Action of DL-norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol Combination in Postcoital Contraception
," Fertil Steril.
An influential report on ABC News in 1994 focused on the Reproductive Health Technology Project's method: a project board member would "cut up packets of oral contraceptives and place the Yuzpe regimen dosage in an envelope along with typed instructions on how and when to use the pills for postcoital contraception
Two months after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced that certain regimens of combined oral contraceptives were safe and effective for postcoital contraception
, the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) in the Department of Health and Human Services sent a guidance letter to its regional program offices about what had conventionally come to be known as emergency contraception.
Glasier, "Emergency Postcoital Contraception
: Review Article," New England Journal of Medicine 337 (1997): 1058-64.
Contrary to evidence in the medical literature, more than 60% of respondents thought pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancy were major risks of intrauterine device use; 50% thought IUD failure was a major risk; and fewer than one-third would recommend an IUD as an option for nulliparous women, for postcoital contraception
, for women with fibroids, or for women who had pelvic inflammatory disease within the last year (Can.
(10.) Pyett P, Postcoital contraception
: who uses the "morning after pill"?
Emergency Postcoital Contraception
. New England Journal of Medicine, 337, 1058-1064.
"Comparison of mifepristone and high dose oestrogen-progestogen for emergency postcoital contraception
." N Eng J, Med.
(Roe calls for some restrictions after the first 13 weeks.) Since the beginning of this year, women don't even need a prescription to get emergency postcoital contraception
from California pharmacies.
He was a major mover in the Vatican's defunding of UNICEF, on the grounds that it supported postcoital contraception
on request for refugee women who had been raped, and he has led the Vatican's attempts to sabotage UN consensus documents on women's right to "methods of fertility regulation which are safe, efficacious, accessible and acceptable." Only "natural family planning" for the millions of women, very few of whom are Catholic, fleeing war, tyranny and famine around the globe!
This instalment of Sex Research Update summarizes recent research on: why teenage pregnancy rates in the United States are declining; teen perspectives on pregnancy prevention; determinants of low-risk and high-risk HPV infections among Montreal university students; university students' knowledge and awareness of HPV; knowledge and use of emergency postcoital contraception
by female students at a high school in Nova Scotia; and an HIV prophylaxis program for sexual assault victims in British Columbia.
In Eastern Europe, levonorgestrel is packaged as .75 mg tablets for occasional postcoital contraception
. A recently published World Health Organization-supported study conducted in Hong Kong compared the 2 regimens for emergency contraception.