Emergency contraception: dispelling the myths and misperceptions
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2010;88:243-243. doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.077446
Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are now available in many countries, but have failed to have the desired impact on unwanted pregnancy rates. Why is this? Earlier barriers to access are becoming less and less prevalent. A market for ECPs has been demonstrated and numerous manufacturers and distributors are keen to supply products; in many countries they are starting to be mainstreamed into norms, pre-service training and services.