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Embracing post-fertilisation methods of family planning: a call to action

Published:
Aug. 2013
Type:
Staff Publication
Topic:
Contraception
Authors:
Raymond, Elizabeth G., Winikoff, Beverly Raymond, E.G., Coeytaux, F., Gemzell-Danielsson, K., Moore, K., Trussell, J., Winikoff, B.

In this commentary, the authors present an argument for developing a family planning method that could be used after fertilization. Such a method could be used later after sex than emergency contraceptives and could possibly be used only when a woman’s menstrual period is delayed. While there would likely be political fallout, a post-fertilization method would likely appeal to many women and thus efforts to produce such a method would be worthwhile.

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