Emergency contraception awareness in reproductive women

International Journal of Development Research

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3 pages
Research Article

Emergency contraception awareness in reproductive women

Viha Vaishalee, M.G., Dr. Hephzibah Kirubamani, N. and Dr.Vanusha, A.


Unprotected sexual intercourse lead to unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions. Emergency contraceptives offer safe and effective emergency intervention. Study included both married and unmarried women of 18 – 40 yrs of age. A pre-validated questionnaire was used regarding knowledge of emergency contraceptive pill and its usage. 17% of the participants are aware of Emergency Contraceptive, 38% participants have knowledge regarding the correct timing of Emergency Contraceptive. 54% of the participants believe that Emergency Contraceptive is effective. There is urgent need for dissemination of information regarding proper use of emergency contraception in the society.

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