The effect of access to emergency contraceptive pills on women's use of highly effective contraceptives: Results from a French national cohort study

Caroline Moreau, James Trussell, Francxois Michelot, Nathalie Bajos

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Abstract

We examined changes in contraceptive behaviors after emergency contraception (EC) pill use. A nationally representative cohort of 2863 French women was studied to identify 272 instances of EC pill use. In 71% of the cases, we found no changes in contraceptive practices from the time of EC pill use to 6 months later: 41% of women continued use of highly effective methods and 30% continued less effective methods. Only 8.4% switched from highly effective to less effective methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-442
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume99
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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