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Emergency Contraception: Types, Effectiveness, Side Effects

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Emergency Contraception: Types, Effectiveness, Side Effects

More than 3 million unintended pregnancies occur each year in the United Sates.  Preventing unintended pregnancies can impact the number of abortions performed.  The use of emergency contraception, taken within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse, can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to 89 percent.

While “emergency contraception” is an often-heard phrase, many women often have questions about it, including how emergency contraception works, what options are available, and what side effects a woman may have. There is a general ...

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