Data from the study “Women’s perception of emergency contraceptive pills” are now available. The study examined Spanish women’s opinions and knowledge on hormonal EC. The researchers’ findings included the following:
- 84% of Spanish women consider that having the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) available is a major breakthrough for woman.
- 76% considered that the ECP is a “responsible choice” to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
- Only 1 out of 4 women exposed to risk of pregnancy, resorts to ECP. The main reason not to use ECP is the underestimation of the risk of pregnancy, in 63% of cases.
- Women who resorted to ECP made a rational use of it, and used ECP due to a failure of their contraceptive method.
- 86% want the taboos and sense of guilt related to ECP use, to disappear. 92% of them want more information and a greater involvement of health workers.