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Jill Durocher

Ectopic pregnancy that occurred after failure of levonorgestrel emergency contraception. Letter to the editor

Published
October 1st, 2013
Type
Publication
Topic
Contraception
Authors
Cleland, K., Raymond, E.G., Trussell, J., Cheng, L., Zhu, H.

Contraception; 2011 Aug; 84(2):206-7; doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2010.12.006

This letter is a response to a published case report of an ectopic pregnancy following use of levonorgestrel emergency contraception (EC) wherein the authors argue that EC may increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy. This letter provides evidence that this is not the case, and asserts that use of EC may in fact lower the risk of ectopic pregnancy. (no abstract available)