What is included in patient education about emergency postcoital contraception?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Kirsten J Sasaki, MD; more...
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The patient may still conceive in the same menstrual cycle that she undergoes emergency contraception, so contraception should still be used, and long-term contraceptive options should be considered and discussed with a healthcare professional.

Ulipristal may decrease the efficacy of hormonal contraception, so barrier contraception should be used during that cycle.

Emergency contraception provides no protection against sexually transmitted infections (eg, chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV infection, syphilis, herpes).

Patients may be directed to the emergency contraception Web site http://ec.princeton.edu (telephone: 888-Not-2-late).


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