n South African Medical Journal - Women's willingness to use emergency contraception : experience at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa : forum - healthcare delivery
|Article Title||Women's willingness to use emergency contraception : experience at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa : forum - healthcare delivery|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||T.A. Lukhaimane and Y. Adam|
|Publication Date||Apr 2015|
|Pages||266 - 267|
Access to emergency contraception (EC) has little restriction in South Africa. EC is a contraceptive method that can be used by women up to 7 days after unprotected intercourse. It can be used in the following situations: when no contraceptive has been used; for condom accidents; after intrauterine contraceptive device expulsion; when a contraceptive method has been incorrectly used, or contraceptive pills missed; if there has been a >3-hour delay in taking the progestogen-only pill, a >2-week delay for intramuscular depot medroxyprogesterone acetate or a >1-week delay for intramuscular norethisterone enanthate; or after delayed placement or early removal or dislodgement of a contraceptive transdermal patch or vaginal ring.
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