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Emergency contraception is not reliable, in fact it is reported to prevent 88% of unwanted pregnancies if taken according to indications, but recent studies refute this claim. It does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), e.g. human papillomavirus (HPV), and health specialists are concerned that it generally takes precedence over condom usage. Providing the emergency pill over the counter would encourage women to avoid seeing their doctor, which puts them at a higher health risk for missed STIs and ectopic pregnancies (the risk is tripled in emergency contraceptive use).
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Christian Community Network
About: Over the counter emergency contraception
Date: 27 August 2005
Source: Christian Community Network
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