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Title: The emergency contraceptive pill
Authors: Grech, Victor E.
Keywords: Oral contraceptives -- Malta
Emergency medicine -- Malta
Emergency contraceptives -- Malta
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Citation: Grech, V.E. (2016). The emergency contraceptive pill. Malta Medical Journal, 28(3), 1-4
Abstract: “It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true” – Bertrand Russell. This editorial will confine itself to emergency contraception (ECP, “morning after pill”), which the World Health Organization (WHO) defines as “methods of contraception that can be used to prevent pregnancy in the first 5 days after sexual intercourse. ECP is intended for use following unprotected intercourse, contraceptive failure or misuse (such as forgotten pills, or breakage or slippage of condoms), rape or coerced unprotected sex”.1 Furthermore, this editorial will confine itself to ECP which utilizes (synthetic) sex hormones.
Appears in Collections:MMJ, Volume 28, Issue 3
MMJ, Volume 28, Issue 3

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