Executive Summary

A recently published commentary calls for changes in patient counseling for emergency contraception (EC). Why? Typical counseling does not take into account the relative effectiveness of available methods or patient characteristics, it asserts.

  • • Women in the United States now have several options when it comes to emergency contraception, including the insertion of a Copper-T380A intrauterine device, the ulipristal acetate emergency contraceptive pill, and the levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive pill.
  • • the Effectiveness Of Ec Pills Differs By Characteristics Outside Women’s Immediate Control, Such As Body Mass Index And The Timing Of Ovulation, States The New Commentary. By Presenting Ec Options In A Tiered Approach, Women Can Clearly Grasp The Most Effective Options Available To Them.