EC Research Literature

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This page contains references to pericoital, postcoital and emergency contraception (EC) research literature. If you want like to share articles and references from your country, please email us at cpuig [at] eeirh [dot] org.

2022

  • Iacobucci G. National scheme to offer emergency hormonal contraception in pharmacies will cut GP workload, say researchers doi:10.1136/bmj.o2832. Abstract available at https://www.bmj.com/content/379/bmj.o2832.
  • Odwe G, McCann B, Liambila W, et al Feasibility of e-commerce pharmacy provision and acceptability of levonorgestrel 1.5 mg for pericoital use in urban and peri-urban settings in Kenya: a prospective cohort study.
  • Tong YW, Lo SST, Fung BWK, Cameron ST, Ng EHY, Li RHW. Acceptability of different mechanisms of action of contraception in women: a questionnaire survey. BMJ Sex Reprod Health. 2022 Apr;48(2):117-122. doi: 10.1136/bmjsrh-2021-201110. Epub 2021 Nov 1. PMID: 34725054. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34725054/
  • Cahill EP, Lerma K, Shaw KA, Blumenthal PD. Potential candidate for oral pericoital contraception: evaluating ulipristal acetate plus cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitor for ovulation disruption. BMJ Sex Reprod Health. 2022 Jul;48(3):217-221. doi: 10.1136/bmjsrh-2021-201446. Epub 2022 Apr 25. PMID: 35470225. Abstract available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35470225/
  • Tenaw LA (2022) Practice and determinants of emergency contraceptive utilization among women seeking termination of pregnancy in Northwest Ethiopia—A mixed quantitative and qualitative study. PLoS ONE 17(2): e0263776. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0263776. Abstract available at: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0263776

2020

  • Italia, S. ., Schröder-Bäck, P. and Brand, H. . (2020) “Switching emergency contraceptives to non-prescription status and unwanted pregnancy among adult and teenage women: A long-term European comparative study”, South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH), 13(1). doi: 10.4119/seejph-3277. Abstract available at https://www.seejph.com/index.php/seejph/article/view/3277

2014

In 2014 ECEC did a compilation of Europe-based EC literature, which is available here:

2010

  • Westley E, Glasier A. Emergency contraception: dispelling the myths and misperceptions. Bull World Health Organ. 2010 Apr;88(4):243-4. doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.077446. PMID: 20431781; PMCID: PMC2855611.
Last update: December 2022