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

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Ling WY, Robichaud A, Zayid I, Wrixon W, and MacLeod SC (1979), "Mode of Action of DL-norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol Combination in Postcoital Contraception," Fertil Steril.
The Yuzpe method is the best-studied method of oral postcoital contraception.
Using postcoital contraception is] definitely more morally loaded than taking the [birth control] pill is.
Glasier A, Emergency postcoital contraception, New England Journal of Medicine, 1997, 337(15):1058-1064.
Background Emergency postcoital contraception could prevent 1.
While postcoital contraception is a topic of research for China's State Family Planning Commission program, and postcoital methods are included in the government family planning program, figures on the prevalence of emergency contraceptive use are not available.
Today, many women--as well as their physicians--seem unaware that we already have acceptable means of postcoital contraception.
Yuzpe and colleagues first published findings on the use of combined oral contraceptives (OCs) for postcoital contraception in 1974.
women's lack of "formal access" to postcoital contraception, the slim chance that medical abortion would become available and the possible threat to the availability of legal abortion.
However, some studies did indicate levonorgestrel's potential as an occasional method of postcoital contraception.
In 1974, Yuzpe and colleagues first published findings on the use of combined estrogen-progestin OCs for postcoital contraception.
13-14] Since mifepristone is not available in Canada, the Yuzpe 2+2 method is therefore the method of choice for emergency postcoital contraception or pregnancy interception.
In his original pilot study of postcoital contraception, Yuzpe used a single dose that was equivalent to one of the two doses in the current therapy, and women were treated up to five days following unprotected inter-course.
14)(15) Since mifepristone is not available in Canada, the Yuzpe 2+2 method is therefore the method of choice for emergency postcoital contraception or pregnancy interception.
Mifepristone Compared with High-Dose Estrogen and Progestogen for Emergency Postcoital Contraception," New England Journal of Medicine, 327:1041-1044, 1992.