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BACKGROUND Emergency contraception can prevent unintended pregnancies, but current methods are only effective if used as soon as possible after sexual intercourse and before ovulation. We compared the efficacy and safety of ulipristal acetate with levonorgestrel for emergency contraception. METHODS Women with regular menstrual cycles who presented to a(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of ulipristal acetate as emergency contraception in women presenting 48-120 hours after receiving ulipristal acetate for unprotected intercourse. METHODS Women aged 18 years or older with regular cycles who presented for emergency contraception 48 to 120 hours after unprotected intercourse were enrolled in 45(More)
BACKGROUND Progestin-only methods are among the contraceptive options available for breastfeeding women, however the doses of progestin used in emergency contraception (EC) have not been evaluated in nursing mothers. We therefore investigated the pharmacokinetics of 1.5 mg levonorgestrel (LNG) in lactating women. METHODS Twelve healthy exclusively(More)
BACKGROUND Current methods of hormonal emergency contraception (EC) are ineffective in preventing follicular rupture when administered in the advanced pre-ovulatory phase. This study was designed to determine the capacity of ulipristal acetate (UPA), a selective progesterone receptor modulator developed for EC, to block follicular rupture when administered(More)
Many progestins have been developed for use in contraception, menopausal hormone therapy, and treatment of gynecological diseases. They are derived from either progesterone or testosterone, and they act by binding to the progesterone receptor (PR), a hormone-inducible transcription factor belonging to the nuclear receptor superfamily. Unlike(More)
PURPOSE Multiple trials by the World Health Organization have established levonorgestrel as the gold standard in hormonal emergency contraception (EC). However, changes in menstrual patterns following EC have been observed; thus, we undertook this prospective study to identify and determine the characteristics of these changes. MATERIALS Women requesting(More)
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