Low dose mifepristone and two regimens of levonorgestrel for emergency contraception: a WHO multicentre randomised trial

@article{Hertzen2002LowDM,
  title={Low dose mifepristone and two regimens of levonorgestrel for emergency contraception: a WHO multicentre randomised trial},
  author={H. Hertzen and G. Piaggio and A. Peregoudov and J. Ding and F. T. W. R. G. O. P. M. O. Regulation},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={360},
  pages={1803-1810}
}
  • H. Hertzen, G. Piaggio, +2 authors F. T. W. R. G. O. P. M. O. Regulation
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND A single 10 mg dose of mifepristone, and two 0.75 mg doses of levonorgestrel 12 h apart, are effective for emergency contraception. Because no studies had compared the efficacies of both compounds, or investigated a single dose of 1.5 mg levonorgestrel, we undertook this three-arm trial. METHODS We did a randomised, double-blind trial in 15 family-planning clinics in 10 countries. We randomly assigned 4136 healthy women with regular menstrual cycles, who requested emergency… CONTINUE READING
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