What are the contraindications for emergency postcoital contraception?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Kirsten J Sasaki, MD; more...
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There are no medical contraindications to the progestin-only or combined estrogen-progestin method of emergency contraception, even in patients who are not candidates for combined oral contraceptives (eg, liver disease, smokers >35 years, hypertension, cardiac disease). [6]

Some formulations require a prescription, but Plan B-One Step is currently available without a prescription.


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