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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
2 out of 4
2 out of 4
Year Published: 
2003

Advance Supply of Emergency Contraception: Effect on Use and Usual Contraception – A Randomized Trial

Description of Resource: 
This report examines a study designed to evaluate whether advance provision of emergency contraception increases its use and/or adversely affects usual contraceptive practices. Advance provision of emergency contraception significantly increased use without adversely affecting use of routine contraception. It is safe and appropriate to provide emergency contraception to all postpartum women before discharge from the hospital.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Family Planning
Citation: 
Jackson RA, Schwarz EB, Freedman L, Darney P. Advance Supply of Emergency Contraception: Effect on Use and Usual Contraception—A Randomized Trial. Obstet Gynecol [Internet]. 2003 Jul [cited 2013 Jan 16];102(1):8–16. Available from: http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/fulltext/2003/07000/advance_supply_of_emergency_contraception__effect.5.aspx