background

Pericoital Oral Contraception with Levonorgestrel: A Systematic Review

Published
March 1st, 2011
Type
Staff Publication
Topic
Contraception
Authors
Raymond, Elizabeth G., Raymond, E., Halpern, V., Lopez, L.M.

This review article aims to determine the effectiveness and safety of repeated precoital and postcoital use of levonorgestrel for pregnancy prevention. The data suggested that pericoital oral levonorgestrel is safe and moderately effective. However, the quality of the studies was suboptimal. A pressing need exists for rigorous research to evaluate pericoital use of levonorgestrel as a primary means of contraception.

Access the abstract.