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Emergency Contraception Clinical Publications and Resources

Here you can find practice guidelines, clinical reports, interactive tools, and other resources designed for health care providers.

Advance provision of emergency contraception for pregnancy prevention, a podcast from The Cochrance Library

Argumentos para la defensa legal de la AE (spanish) from CLAE and ICEC

Bedsider, a free provider portal for professionals in college health care and sexual health education

Characteristics Associated with Emergency Contraception Use by Family Planning Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study from Guttmacher Institute

Consensus Grows that Patients’ Needs Ultimately Outweigh Providers’ Right to Refuse Services from the Guttmacher Institute

Emergency Contraception: A Last Chance to Prevent Unintended Pregnancy (PDF) by James Trussell, PhD, and Elizabeth G. Raymond, MD, MPH

Emergency contraception: dispelling the myths and misperceptions from the World Health Organization

Emergency Contraceptive Pills, Second Edition, a Training Manual from Pathfinder International

EC in the ER Policy Toolkit: Contact the Education Fund’s MergerWatch Project at, or (518) 436-8408 ext 214

Fact sheet on Emergency Contraception from The World Health Organization

Facts About Emergency Contraception (Also available in Spanish)  

From the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception

Mechanism of Action of Levornorgestrel-only Emergency Contraceptive Pills from International Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ICEC)

Pharmacists' Attitudes and Awareness of Emergency Contraception for Adolescents from Advocates for Youth

Providers’ Perspectives: Perceived Barriers to Contraceptive Use in Youth and Young Adults, a report from the ARHP and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Searching for a "Plan B": Young Adults' Strategies for Finding Information about Emergency Contraception Online from Eszter Hargittai and Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University

Safety of levonorgestrel-alone emergency contraceptive pills from WHO

State Policies in Brief: Emergency Contraception from Guttmacher

Teens and Emergency Contraceptive Pills: Issues for Health Care Providers & Educators from Advocates for Youth

THE COST OF EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION: Results from a Nationwide Survey from the amercian society for emergency contraception

Topics In Brief from The Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

Update on Emergency Contraception Clinincal Proceedings 

Use of Emergency Contraception Among Women Aged 15–44: United States, 2006–2010 from CDC/National Center for Health Statistics

What You Need to Know fact sheets: The Difference Between Medical Abortion and Emergency Contraceptive Pills 

What You Need to Know fact sheets: The Facts About Emergency Contraception 


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