Emergency contraception and morality: reflections of health care workers and clients.

  title={Emergency contraception and morality: reflections of health care workers and clients.},
  author={Wendy Simonds and Charlotte Ellertson},
  journal={Social science \& medicine},
  volume={58 7},

Identifying barriers to emergency contraception use among young women from various sociocultural groups in British Columbia, Canada.

Women's ability to benefit from emergency contraception is hampered by lack of knowledge and conservative cultural or social mores, and serious contextual and structural shifts are required before woman-centered approaches to provision of the method become the norm.

Qualitative findings about stigma as a barrier to contraception use: the case of Emergency Hormonal Contraception in Britain and implications for future contraceptive interventions

  • Rachael EasthamC. MilliganM. Limmer
  • Medicine
    The European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception
  • 2020
Stigma is a powerful barrier to EHC use due to the social significance of responsibility and expectations pertaining to the behaviour of ‘good women’ and understanding about stigmatisation in the case of EHC should be translated to other aspects of contraceptive service delivery and future innovations, to ensure effective provision of methods and safeguard their uptake.

Original research article Young women's perceptions of pregnancy risk and use of emergency contraception: findings from a qualitative study ☆,☆☆

With high levels of unprotected sex, nonuse of EC and unintended pregnancies, further efforts are required to improve the sexual and reproductive health outcomes of disadvantaged young women.

Developing Culturally Relevant Educational Materials About Emergency Contraception

Focus groups conducted to develop and test messages about emergency contraception that would be culturally relevant to Mexican and Caribbean born residents reveal lack of knowledge about what emergency contraception is and how it works, concerns about safety, and health care barriers.

Irish contraception and crisis pregnancy [ICCP] study: a survey of the general population / Kay Rundle ... [et al.]

Current attitudes, knowledge and experience of crisis pregnancy and crisis pregnancy supports and services, as well as current attitudes and experiences of sex, crisis pregnancy, options facing those in crisisregnancy and lifestyle choices, are established.

Emergency contraception education for health and human service professionals: An evaluation of knowledge and attitudes

Training of human service professionals can increase the knowledge and attitudes necessary for informing their numerous clients about how to access emergency contraceptive pills as well as their safety and efficacy.



Health professionals’ attitudes to the deregulation of emergency contraception (or the problem of female sexuality)

Health professionals’ attitudes towards emergency contraception (and their concomitant assumptions about women’s sexuality) are likely to undermine the provision of deregulated emergency contraception.

Introducing Emergency Contraceptive Services: Communications Strategies and the Role of Women's Health Advocates

Way in which emergency contraception can be responsibly and safely introduced into established health services is suggested and the role of women's health advocacy groups and communications efforts in this process is discussed.

The impact of patient experience on practice: the acceptability of emergency contraceptive pills in inner-city clinics.

The survey results had a profound impact on services: PPNYC revised the ECP protocol, developed a staff training package, expanded its service, and planned a multidimensional public media campaign.

Responsibility and Irresponsibility: Young Women and Family Planning

It is argued that behind the untroubled clinical appearance of contemporary family planning clinics, and despite its acceptance by the medical profession, there persist many of the `old' concerns about the state-sanctioned provision of contraception.

At an impasse: inside an abortion clinic.

  • W. Simonds
  • Medicine
    Current research on occupations and professions
  • 1991
The author describes her 2.5 years experience working part-time as counselor in an abortion and gynecology clinic in New York City, finding the moral dilemma over her desire to work in the clinic, her concerns over being white and nonpoor, the surprising range of ideologies among co-workers and the resultant tensions and hostilities, and the reality of clients becoming nameless and faceless.

The buzz outside the clinics: conversations and contraception in Nyanza Province, Kenya.

The women in the study area are found to be ambivalent about family planing, and they supplement providers' instructions with the experiences of women whose bodies and circumstances are similar to their own.

Emergency contraception--parsimony and prevention in the medicine cabinet.

Emergency contraceptive pills are extremely safe and home would add little toxic risk as a complement to other medicines and supplies in the home medicine cabinet just as home fire extinguishers allow residents to extinguish flames before they spread.

Case studies in emergency contraception from six countries.

In China, postcoital methods have long been offered by the government family planning service, however, these methods have not been separated into those advocated for emergency use only and those recommended for ongoing use.