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Advanced provision of emergency contraception does not reduce abortion rates.

Abstract:

A number of small studies have demonstrated increased use of emergency contraception (EC) when women have a supply available at home. It has been suggested that widespread use of EC could reduce abortion rates. We undertook a community intervention study designed to determine whether offering advanced supplies of EC to large numbers of women influenced abortion rates. All women aged between 16 and 29 years living in Lothian, Scotland, were offered, through health services, five courses of EC ...

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Glasier, A More by this author
Fairhurst, K More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Herg
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Journal:
Contraception
Volume:
69
Issue:
5
Pages:
361-366
Publication date:
2004-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-0518
ISSN:
0010-7824
URN:
uuid:3db5a8d6-7a4d-4442-9a9f-7f1e11adf36d
Source identifiers:
220747
Local pid:
pubs:220747

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