morning-after pill

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a large dose of estrogen taken orally within 24 to 72 hours after intercourse

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Comparison of mifepristone and high dose oestrogen-progestogen for emergency postcoital contraception.
Since the beginning of this year, women don't even need a prescription to get emergency postcoital contraception from California pharmacies.
This instalment of Sex Research Update summarizes recent research on: why teenage pregnancy rates in the United States are declining; teen perspectives on pregnancy prevention; determinants of low-risk and high-risk HPV infections among Montreal university students; university students' knowledge and awareness of HPV; knowledge and use of emergency postcoital contraception by female students at a high school in Nova Scotia; and an HIV prophylaxis program for sexual assault victims in British Columbia.
The large doses of estrogen used for postcoital contraception (the morning-after pill) probably act upon the entire genital tract from the ovary to the uterus.
CONTEXT: As abortion is illegal in Nicaragua, postcoital contraception is an important option for preventing pregnancy.
Levonorgestrel has been used for postcoital contraception in Europe for almost 20 years.