Review: Mifepristone is more effective for emergency contraception than levonorgestrel
- Emergency contraception: how does it work? Baird, David T. // Reproductive BioMedicine Online (Reproductive Healthcare Limited;2009 Supplement 1, Vol. 18 Issue S1, p32
Emergency (or post-coital) contraception is any substance or device that is used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. Currently used hormonal methods of emergency contraception (high-dose combined oral contraceptive pill or levonorgestrel) prevent about 50-80% of pregnancies....
- Plan B And RU-486: Few College Students Know The Difference. // RN;Jul2006, Vol. 69 Issue 7, p17
The article focuses on the results of a survey of college students conducted in the U.S. to investigate their knowledge of emergency contraception. The study discovered than many of them are not aware of the difference between high-dose levonorgestrel, which can prevent pregnancy by delaying or...
- Levonorgestrel is a better emergency contraceptive than the combination pill. Olenick, I. // International Family Planning Perspectives;Mar99, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p53
Compares postcoital contraceptives Yuzpe regimen and levonorgestrel. Efficacy and side effects of levonorgestrel and Yuzpe regimen; Direct proportionality between pregnancy risk and unprotected intercourse and treatment; Recommendation in making levonorgestrel as the standard emergency regimen.
- Single hormone is best for emergency pill. Wise, Jacqui // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);08/15/98, Vol. 317 Issue 7156, p432
Reports that a task force for the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that levonorgestrel alone is a better form of emergency contraception than the current standard treatment of a combination of levonorgestrel and ethinyloestradiol. Highlights of a study that led the WHO to this...
- New review focuses on emergency contraception. Long, Abigail; Jordan, Beth // Contraceptive Technology Update;Aug2008, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p90
A new review of clinical trial results indicates mifepristone is the most effective emergency contraceptive (EC); however, the drug isn't approved in the United States for this use. âˆŽ Most of the trials studied mifepristone in two levels: low dose and middle dose. Levonorgestrel trials...
- Supplied emergency contraception ups use, not pregnancies. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;1/26/2008, Issue 545, p5
The article discusses a research on the impact of advanced provision of emergency contraception in pregnancy prevention. It references a study by C. B. Polis and colleagues, published in the December 2007 issue of "Obstetrics and Gynecology." This meta-analysis analyzed data from trials of...
- Yuzpe regimen. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2512
A definition of the term "Yuzpe regime" which refers to an emergency contraception using estradiol and levonorgestrel is presented.
- 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.'
- Review: surgery is more effective than medical treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding but quality of life results are similar. Marjoribanks, J.; Lethaby, A.; Farquhar, C.; Khan, Khaiid S.; Daniels, Jane P. // Evidence Based Medicine;Dec2006, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p182
The article cites that surgery is more effective than oral intrauretrine medical treatment in reducing heavy menstrual bleeding. The levonorgestrel intrauterine system provides patient satisfaction and improvement to quality of life similar to that of surgery. The aim of management of a chronic...