Sexual and reproductive health

Emergency contraception: dispelling the myths and misperceptions

Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2010;88:243-243. doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.077446

Elizabeth Westley & Anna Glasier

WHO bulletin

Publication details

Number of pages: 1
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English, French - Web only


Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are now available in many countries, but have failed to have the desired impact on unwanted pregnancy rates. Why is this? Earlier barriers to access are becoming less and less prevalent. A market for ECPs has been demonstrated and numerous manufacturers and distributors are keen to supply products; in many countries they are starting to be mainstreamed into norms, pre-service training and services.

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