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Expanding access to emergency contraception in developing countries.
Stud Fam Plann. 1995 Sep-Oct; 26(5):251-63.SF

Abstract

Emergency contraception has been called the best-kept contraceptive secret. Previous research shows that several regimens of postcoital contraception offer safe and effective ways for women to avoid pregnancy. Yet the methods are typically unavailable to women in developing countries. In this article, the authors review the main methods of emergency contraception and describe experience with them to date. The prevalence and urgency of the need for making these methods available to women in developing countries are assessed. The necessary elements for creating such access are described. In several developing countries, conditions for introducing the methods may be more favorable than in industrialized countries. These advantages are reviewed. Finally, the authors describe the challenges anticipated for broadening the availability of postcoital methods in the developing world. They conclude with a brief series of recommendations for policymakers.

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Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8571440

Citation

Ellertson, C, et al. "Expanding Access to Emergency Contraception in Developing Countries." Studies in Family Planning, vol. 26, no. 5, 1995, pp. 251-63.
Ellertson C, Winikoff B, Armstrong E, et al. Expanding access to emergency contraception in developing countries. Stud Fam Plann. 1995;26(5):251-63.
Ellertson, C., Winikoff, B., Armstrong, E., Camp, S., & Senanayake, P. (1995). Expanding access to emergency contraception in developing countries. Studies in Family Planning, 26(5), 251-63.
Ellertson C, et al. Expanding Access to Emergency Contraception in Developing Countries. Stud Fam Plann. 1995 Sep-Oct;26(5):251-63. PubMed PMID: 8571440.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Expanding access to emergency contraception in developing countries. AU - Ellertson,C, AU - Winikoff,B, AU - Armstrong,E, AU - Camp,S, AU - Senanayake,P, PY - 1995/9/1/pubmed PY - 1995/9/1/medline PY - 1995/9/1/entrez KW - Abortifacient Agents KW - Abortion, Drug Induced KW - Abortion, Induced KW - Age Factors KW - Behavior KW - Biology KW - Contraception KW - Contraceptive Agents, Estrogen KW - Contraceptive Agents, Female--side effects KW - Contraceptive Agents, Postcoital--side effects KW - Contraceptive Agents, Progestin KW - Contraceptive Agents--side effects KW - Contraceptive Availability KW - Contraceptive Effectiveness KW - Contraceptive Methods KW - Cost Effectiveness KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Economic Factors KW - Endocrine System KW - Ethinyl Estradiol KW - Evaluation KW - Evaluation Indexes KW - Family Planning KW - Fertility Control, Postcoital KW - Fertility Control, Postconception KW - Hormone Antagonists KW - Hormones KW - Iud KW - Iud, Copper Releasing KW - Levonorgestrel KW - Literature Review KW - Needs KW - Physiology KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Quantitative Evaluation KW - Ru-486 KW - Social Behavior KW - Steroid Abortifacients SP - 251 EP - 63 JF - Studies in family planning JO - Stud Fam Plann VL - 26 IS - 5 N2 - Emergency contraception has been called the best-kept contraceptive secret. Previous research shows that several regimens of postcoital contraception offer safe and effective ways for women to avoid pregnancy. Yet the methods are typically unavailable to women in developing countries. In this article, the authors review the main methods of emergency contraception and describe experience with them to date. The prevalence and urgency of the need for making these methods available to women in developing countries are assessed. The necessary elements for creating such access are described. In several developing countries, conditions for introducing the methods may be more favorable than in industrialized countries. These advantages are reviewed. Finally, the authors describe the challenges anticipated for broadening the availability of postcoital methods in the developing world. They conclude with a brief series of recommendations for policymakers. SN - 0039-3665 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8571440/Expanding_access_to_emergency_contraception_in_developing_countries_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -