Emergency contraceptive pills as a backup for lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) of contraception: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Shaaban2013EmergencyCP,
  title={Emergency contraceptive pills as a backup for lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) of contraception: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={O. Shaaban and Shaimaa G. Hassen and Sanna A Nour and Mervat A Kames and Entsar M Yones},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={2013},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={
          363-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The use of breastfeeding as a method of birth spacing occasionally ends in "unplanned pregnancy." This is due to unexpected expiration of one or more of the lactation amenorrhea method (LAM) prerequisites. The current study tests a new concept that the in-advance provision of single packet of progestogen emergency contraception (EC) pills during the postpartum LAM counseling may decrease the incidence of unplanned pregnancy during breastfeeding. STUDY DESIGN This was a registered… CONTINUE READING
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