National Survey Results on Public Knowledge/Opinions and OB/GYN Practice/Attitudes on Emergency Contraceptives
Findings reveal that most American women with the potential of experiencing an unplanned pregnancy are uninformed or misinformed about the “morning-after” pill, an emergency contraceptive option currently available in the United States that can prevent a potential pregnancy up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. A separate survey finds that while obstetrician-gynecologists in the United States overwhelmingly consider the method both safe and effective, most have prescribed it only for a handful of their patients within the last year. A press release and chart pack summarizing the findings are available.
- Policy Brief
- News Release: HTML format
- News Release: American Women Are Misinformed About Emergency Contraceptive Option; Once Explained, Many Say Would Be Likely to Use
- Toplines/Survey: HTML format