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Jill Durocher

A prospective, open-label, single-arm study to evaluate efficacy, safety and acceptability of pericoital oral contraception with levonorgestrel

Published
March 1st, 2012
Type
Publication
Topic
Contraception
Authors
Taylor, D., Lendvay, A., Halpern, V., Bahamondes, L., Fine, P., Ginde, S., Wheeless, A., Raymond, E.

Contraception; 2014 Mar; 89(3):215-21; doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2013.11.013

This abstract summarizes a study to assess the efficacy, safety, and acceptability of oral levonorgestrel used pericoitally by women who have infrequent sex. The rates of pregnancy were higher than expected; further research is needed to assess whether this method of contraception could be recommended for women with low to moderate frequency of intercourse.