The official journal of ARHP, Contraception: An International Reproductive Health Journal, is consistently ranked in the top tier of all journals in obstetrics and gynecology. Contraception is internationally recognized and peer-reviewed. In addition to groundbreaking research, the journal features a monthly editorial ARHP commentary highlighting news and developments in sexual and reproductive health. Contraception editorials commentaries and abstracts are available at no cost, but access to full articles requires a subscription.
Counseling for emergency contraception: time for a tiered approach
Kirsten Thompson, Peter Belden
Typical counseling for emergency contraception (EC) does not take into account the relative effectiveness of the methods or client characteristics; new data and lessons from contraceptive counseling research suggest that it is time for this approach to change. The number of EC options available in the United States has grown in the last decade and now includes levonorgestrel (LNG) pills, ulipristal acetate (UPA) pills and a copper intrauterine device (IUD). Understanding of the relative effectiveness of EC options has also grown and is the subject of ongoing research. Similar to other contraceptive methods, there is a range of effectiveness for ECs, and user adherence impacts effectiveness.
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