Availability of emergency contraception after its deregulation from prescription-only status: a survey of Ontario pharmacies
- Counter attack. W., Barbara // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/17/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 2, p211
The article relates the author's investigation to see if he could purchase the levonorgestrel drug without prescription. The author recounts his experience of buying the drug in a remote town. He describes the conversation he had with a pharmacy worker, and describes his similarity with the...
- ellaOne is more effective at preventing pregnancies. // Practice Nurse;2/12/2010, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p8
The article focuses on a study published in "The Lancet," which found that the new emergency contraceptive pill ellaOne (ulipristal acetate) prevents more pregnancies than the widely used alternative, levonorgestrel.
- True Mirena failure: Twin pregnancy with Mirena in situ. Kumari, Jyoti; Malik, Sonia; Dua, Meenakshi // Journal of Mid-life Health;Jan-Mar2013, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p54
Mirena levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) is a very reliable method of contraception with the failure rate comparable to sterilization. We present a case of failure of the Mirena intrauterine device in situ in a woman with twin gestational sac with positive Beta Human Chorionic...
- The influence of intrauterine contraception on the prevalence and severity of dysmenorrhea: a longitudinal population study. Lindh, Ingela; Milsom, Ian // Human Reproduction;Jul2013, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p1953
STUDY QUESTION Does intrauterine contraception influence the prevalence and severity of dysmenorrhea? SUMMARY ANSWER In this longitudinal study, a copper intrauterine device (Cu-IUD) did not influence the severity of dysmenorrhea, whereas the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system...
- This Non-Estrogen IUD Is Effective For Five Years. Vernarec, Emil // RN;Mar2001, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p98
Reports that Mirena, an intrauterine contraceptive system for preventing pregnancy, has received approval for marketing in the United States. Components of the contraceptive system; Requirements for women taking the contraceptive; Adverse effects of the contraceptive.
- More emergency contraception. Newson, Louise // GP: General Practitioner;9/1/2003, p37
Levonorgestrel is now available, at a cost of Â£ 24, to women over 16 years from pharmacies without a doctor's prescription. There are advantages to levonorgestrel being available without prescription. Levonorgestrel through pharmacies increases access and gives patients anonymity. However,...
- Advisory for Norplant Contraceptive Kits. // FDA Consumer;Sep/Oct2002, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p6
Reports on the discontinuation of Norplant capsules, an implant contraception system. Use of levonorgestrel implants; Limitations in product component supplies; Advice from the US. Food and Drug Administration for women that use the system.
- SECTION 15: OB/GYN. // Nurse Practitioners Prescribing Reference;Summer2009, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p223
The article provides information on various kinds of contraception in the U.S. It states that Alesse-28 is an oral contraception for adults with dosage of one tablet a day. Meanwhile, Depo-Provera is an injectable contraception for adults with dosage of 150mg every three months. Moreover, Femcap...
- Effective Single-Dose Emergency Contraception. Walling, Anne D. // American Family Physician;5/1/2003, Vol. 67 Issue 9, p1988
Discusses the study 'Low Dose Mifepristone and Two Regimens of Levonorgestrel for Emergency Contraception: A WHO Multicentre Randomised Trial,' by H. von Hertzen et al., from the December 7, 2002 issue of the journal 'The Lancet.'