From this CPD module you will learn:
- The different types of EC available
- The mechanism of action and the pros and cons of each
- The efficacy of different EC methods
- Clinical cases that require particular care and consideration, and professional guidance on signposting due to personal belief
Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.
Emergency contraception (EC) has been around since the 1960s, when women who wanted to reduce the risk of falling pregnant after unprotected sex were given a five-day course of high-dose oestrogen. A decade later, the Yuzpe oral regimen involving oestrogen and progestogen was introduced. Inserting an intrauterine device postcoitally was also found to be an effective form of EC.
In 1984, the