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National Survey Results on Public Knowledge/Opinions and OB/GYN Practice/Attitudes on Emergency Contraceptives « » The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

National Survey Results on Public Knowledge/Opinions and OB/GYN Practice/Attitudes on Emergency Contraceptives

(“Morning-After Pills”)

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.