The effects of self-administering emergency contraception.

  title={The effects of self-administering emergency contraception.},
  author={Anna F Glasier and DavidT. Baird},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={339 1},
BACKGROUND Emergency postcoital contraception prevents pregnancy, but it must be prescribed by a doctor and taken within 72 hours of intercourse. It has been proposed that emergency contraception be made available without a prescription. We undertook a study to learn how women might behave if given a supply of emergency contraceptive pills to keep at home. METHODS We assigned 553 women to be given a replaceable supply of hormonal emergency contraceptive pills to take home (the treatment group… CONTINUE READING
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