Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Emergency Contraception Resource Page, February 2010.
This resource site provides current EC news, research and additional links to publications and resources.
Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, UCSF, Controversies about Emergency Contraception: The Scientific Evidence, April 2008.
This site provides seven user-friendly briefs that summarize research on various controversies surrounding EC such as whether EC promotes sexual risk-taking and whether it is cost-effective.
Consortium for Emergency Contraception, Emergency Contraceptive Pills: Medical and Service Delivery Guidelines, Oct 2004.
This report summarizes the research and indications for EC use and administration. It provides information about EC use in special situations, options for different outcomes, and describes the different EC regimens available.
Consortium for Emergency Contraception, ICEC Policy Statements on Emergency Contraception, July 2003 – April 2010.
This website provides the organization’s official policy statements about EC, which include information on basic facts, dosage, access, and its difference from medical abortion.
Family Health International, Emergency Contraceptive Pills, Network, 2001.
This issue of Network describes how EC works, current research on access, and possible side effects.
Glasier A, Baird D. The effects of self-administering emergency contraception, New England Journal of Medicine, July 1998.
This study compares the use of EC in over 500 women who received a supply of EC pills to be taken at home as needed, versus 530 women who could obtain EC through a doctor. The study suggests that women with a home-supply of EC are no more likely to use emergency contraception repeatedly than the women who received EC only through their doctors. Nearly all women used emergency contraception correctly. The authors discuss the policy implications of their findings.
Go2EC, EC Information Homepage.
This website, aimed at the pharmacist and healthcare community, provides state-by-state information about EC, pharmaceutical policy fact sheets, lists of EC speakers, and also information about EC among minors.
Guttmacher Institute, State Policies in Brief, Emergency Contraception, March 2010.
This resource shows the latest policy information on which states have expanded or restricted access to emergency contraception.
Kaiser Family Foundation, 2001 National Survey of Women’s Health Care Providers on Reproductive Health, June 2003.
Based on a 2001 national survey of physicians, which include obstetrician and gynecologists and family practice physicians, internists, and general practitioners, this study examines provider’s knowledge, practice, and opinions about EC use.
Kaiser Family Foundation, Emergency Contraception Fact Sheet, November 2005.
Langston A, Emergency Contraception: Update and Review, Seminars in Reproductive Health, March 2010.
This article discusses different hormonal and nonhormonal EC methods and their efficacy and side effects. The author also highlights issues of EC use after sexual assault, EC access and provision, and provider influence.
National Conference of State Legislatures, Emergency Contraception State Laws. September 2009.
This resource provides updates on state laws affecting access to EC.
Planned Parenthood, Emergency Contraception (Morning After Pill), 2010.
This resource page has brief descriptions of EC, such as how to obtain it, how to use it, and its cost.
Planned Parenthood, Background on Ulipristal Acetate: A New Emergency Contraception Pill, 2010.
This comprehensive fact sheet provides background information on the effectiveness, safety, administration and cost of Ella® (Ulipristal Acetate).
Princeton University’s Office of Population Research, EC in the News.
This website delineates the history of EC policy developments and news while providing useful links specific to select events.
Reproductive Health Technologies Project, A New Option for Emergency Contraception: The Facts on Ulipristal Acetate, May 2010.
This fact sheet, in a Q&A form, provides essential information on ulipristal acetate and implications of its availability in the U.S.
Reproductive Health Technologies Project, FDA Approved Emergency Contraceptive Products Currently on the US Market, October 2009.
This resource compares and outlines information on the three EC products currently sold in the U.S.
Salganicoff A, Wentworth B, Ranji U, Emergency Contraception in California, Kaiser Family Foundation, February 2004.
This survey examines Californian's awareness of and experiences with emergency contraception, including findings on the state's "pharmacy access" program. California's "pharmacy access" program permits women to receive emergency contraception from participating pharmacists directly without contacting a physician, while the "over-the-counter" option the FDA is considering would allow people to obtain emergency contraception off-the-shelves at participating retailers without pharmacist consultation.
Salganicoff A, Ranji U, Wyn R, 2004 Kaiser Women’s Health Survey, Kaiser Family Foundation, July 2005.
Based on a nationally representative telephone survey of over 2,500 women ages 18 and over, this resource reports on women’s access, affordability, and utilization of medical care, as well as other factors impacting these issues in the U.S. Several questions in the survey report on women’s knowledge and use of EC.
Trussell J, Shochet T, Cost-Effectiveness of Emergency Contraceptive Pills in the Public Sector in the USA, Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, August 2003.
This study examines the cost-savings when EC is provided to women after unprotected intercourse, taking into account costs and savings from preventing unwanted pregnancy. It gives estimates on the amount of money saved per dollar spent on EC, and discusses policy implications of these findings.
Trussell J, Raymond E. Emergency Contraception: A Last Chance to Prevent Unintended Pregnancy, June 2010. Office of Population Research at Princeton University.
This detailed resource provides a comprehensive look at the origin, history, and types of EC as well as delve into issues associated with EC, including barriers to use of EC, its impact on populations, cost-effectiveness, and access.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, womenshealth.gov. Emergency Contraception (Emergency Birth Control) Frequently Asked Questions, May 2009
This resource provides answers to common questions regarding emergency contraception questions.