Emergency contraception

| January 4, 2024

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Emergency contraception can prevent up to over 95% of pregnancies when taken within five days after intercourse. Emergency contraception can be used in the following situations: unprotected intercourse, concerns about possible contraceptive failure, incorrect use of contraceptives, and sexual assault if without contraception coverage.
Emergency contraception includes the copper-bearing intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the emergency contraceptive pills. A copper-bearing IUD is the most effective form of emergency contraception available.
For more information, see this factsheet from the World Health Organization :

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