Emergency contraception

Emergency contraception, Birth control measures taken after sexual intercourse.

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Emergency contraception (EC) are birth control measures that may be used after sexual intercourse to prevent pregnancy. There are different forms of EC. Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs)—sometimes simply referred to as emergency contraceptives (ECs) or the morning-after pill—are medications intended to disrupt or delay ovulation or fertilization, which are necessary for pregnancy. Intrauterine devices (IUDs)—usually used as a primary contraceptive method—are sometimes used as the most effective form of emergency contraception. However, use of IUDs for emergency contraception is relatively rare. Definition Emergency contraception are birth control measures taken to reduce the risk of pregnancy following unprotected sexual intercourse or when other regular contraceptive measures have not worked properly or not been used correctly.
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