Emergency contraception use and counseling after changes in United States prescription status

Megan L. Kavanaugh, Sanithia L. Williams, Eleanor Schwarz

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Analysis of data from the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth indicates that use of emergency contraception in the United States has increased after changes in its prescription status in 2006. However, clinicians continue to play a pivotal role in ensuring that women have accurate information about emergency contraception.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2578-2581
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jun 30 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • contraceptive counseling
  • Emergency contraception (EC)
  • National Survey of Family Growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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