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Efficacy of EC and Body Weight from ASEC

Tuesday, May 24, 2016  
Posted by: Kim Day
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The American Society of Emergency Contraception (ASEC) releases Efficacy of Emergency Contraception and Body Weight: Current understanding and recommendations.  The following is from the Summary:

  • Recent regulatory changes have raised the question of whether emergency contraceptive (EC) pills may be less effective for women with higher body weights
  • There is significant disagreement about whether the data supporting these changes are definitive
  • No woman should be refused or discouraged from using EC based on her weight
  • Regardless of body weight, the most effective form of EC is the copper IUD, followed by ulipristal acetate.

For more information on these recommendations, go to the ASEC statement HERE


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