Emergency contraception (EC) has been available since 1984 but has been labelled the best kept secret' (Winfield, 1995).
Because EC was originally termed the morning after pill'many people interpreted this literally and missed an opportunity to use the method.
More recent publicity has dropped this term and emphasized that the method is effective up to 72 h after unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure (Burton & Salvage, 1990).
Uptake of EC has steadily increased since 1985 but there is still evidence that younger women in particular are least aware of its existence (Zeibland & Maxwell, 1996).
Mots-clés Pascal : Contraception, Urgence, Expérience personnelle, Attitude, Connaissance, Accessibilité, Phénoménologie, Evaluation, Homme, Femelle, Royaume Uni, Europe, Appareil génital femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Contraception, Emergency, Personal experience, Attitude, Knowledge, Accessibility, Phenomenology, Evaluation, Human, Female, United Kingdom, Europe, Female genital system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0483376
Code Inist : 002B20A01. Création : 22/03/2000.