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

Fertil Steril. 2011 Jun 30;95(8):2578-81. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.03.011. Epub 2011 Apr 1.

Abstract

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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Behind-the-Counter Drugs / therapeutic use*
  • Contraception, Postcoital / methods
  • Contraception, Postcoital / statistics & numerical data*
  • Contraceptive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Contraceptives, Postcoital / therapeutic use*
  • Counseling / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Counseling / statistics & numerical data*
  • Drug Utilization
  • Female
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Policy*
  • Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / statistics & numerical data*
  • Time Factors
  • United States
  • Women's Health Services / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Women's Health Services / statistics & numerical data*
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Behind-the-Counter Drugs
  • Contraceptive Agents
  • Contraceptives, Postcoital