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Emergency Contraception Resources

Fact Sheet

The fact sheet below includes information on EC methods, safety and side effects, and access issues. The fact sheet also provides information women’s knowledge and use as well as health care provider attitudes and practices.

Emergency Contraception Fact Sheet


The survey snapshot and toplines/survey below from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2001 National Survey of Women’s Health Care Providers on Reproductive Health is a national random-sample survey of 790 physicians, including 595 obstetrician and gynecologists and 195 family practice physicians, internists, and general practitioners. The survey provides information on prescribing practices and counseling for EC and views on increasing access to EC.

Survey Snapshot

State Policies

A listing of states with policies on EC dispensation including those with direct pharmacy access without requiring their doctor’s prescription and states with emergency room dispensation mandates for victims of sexual assault:

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