When is emergency postcoital contraception indicated?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Kirsten J Sasaki, MD; more...
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Candidates for emergency postcoital contraception include female patients who do not desire pregnancy and have had unprotected or underprotected intercourse within 120 hours (ie, slipped or broken condom, missed active doses of birth control pills, removed intravaginal contraceptive ring for >3 hours during an in-ring week, removed transdermal contraceptive patch for >1 hour during a patch week, missed depot shot).

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