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IUDs as Emergency Contraception

Did you know that IUDs can be an effective form of emergency contraception — at least as effective as emergency contraception pills?…

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Using Birth Control Pills for Emergency Contraception

A high dose of certain types of birth control pills can be taken in place of the morning after pill as a…

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Emergency Contraception and Weight

Does being fat change the effectiveness of emergency contraceptives? The American Society for Emergency Contraceptives dives into the research and lists the…

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Emergency Contraception for Transgender Patients

There is a lot of confusion about when, how, and if trans people can use emergency contraceptives. This fact sheet aims to…

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Science Says: Emergency Contraception Does Not Block Implantation of a Fertilized Egg

Last week, in a post about how some types of emergency contraception are less effective or ineffective in women weighing more than 165…

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Worried About the Effectiveness of Emergency Contraception Pills? Here’s An Alternative

Emergency contraception is tremendously important for women seeking to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. Activists and public health advocates have worked for…

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The Ultimate Guide to the Legal Battle Over OTC Access to Emergency Contraception

In the October issue of the journal Contraception, authors from Harvard Law School and Brown University’s medical school trace the legal and…

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Emergency Contraception Can Be Free, But it Takes Planning – And a Prescription

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News Women of all ages will soon be able to pick up emergency contraceptive pills at pharmacies…

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Ask the FDA to Approve *All* Emergency Contraception Pills for OTC Access

Many readers are already aware of the developments over the past few months regarding prescription-free access to emergency contraception,  including the FDA’s recent approval…

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Obama Administration Will Stop Trying To Block Some Emergency Contraception Access

Best news all day: “The Obama administration has decided to stop trying to block over-the-counter availability of the best-known morning-after contraceptive pill for…

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New Developments in OTC Emergency Contraception Court Case

First, a quick refresher: A couple of months ago a judge ordered that emergency contraception pills (like Plan B) be made available…

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The Week in Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception

Plan B on a drugstore shelf in Canada. Photo / Cory Doctorow What a frustrating week in the ongoing battle over evidence-based…

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The Long Political History of Increasing Access to Emergency Contraception

Last week, a judge ordered the FDA to make emergency contraception pills available over the counter, with no age restrictions, capping a…

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Sign on to Support Native American Women’s Access to Emergency Contraception

Native American women are subjected to much higher levels of sexual violence than other women in the United States; the Department of…

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Susan Wood Issues Response to Sebelius’s Overruling of Emergency Contraception Access

Last week, we wrote about a controversial decision by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who overruled the FDA’s decision that emergency contraception should…

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Evidence Trampled By Politics: HHS Secretary Sebelius Overrides FDA Decision on OTC Emergency Contraception

Yesterday, Health and Human Services head Kathleen Sebelius interfered with the FDA’s decision that emergency contraception could safely be made available over…

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New Developments in Efforts to Expand Emergency Contraception Access

Earlier this year, we wrote about the Center for Reproductive Rights’s efforts to bring attention to young women’s continued lack of over-the-counter…

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Quick Hit: FDA Approves 5-Day Emergency Contraception

In June, we wrote about the FDA’s Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs recommendation to approve ulipristal acetate (brand name “ella”) for…

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FDA Committee Recommends Approval of New Emergency Contraception Drug

The FDA’s Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs yesterday reviewed a new drug application for ulipristal acetate, an emergency contraception that prevents…

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Emergency Contraception Still Not Easily Available to Young Women

The Center for Reproductive Rights has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the continuing prescription status of emergency contraception for young…

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New Emergency Contraception Drug Stirs Old Arguments

A recent ABC news piece and two new journal articles (in The Lancet and Obstetrics and Gynecology) have drawn attention to an…

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