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The Science of ‘Plan B’ – Emergency Contraception

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What happens when the condom breaks? Find out what’s behind “Plan B” – otherwise known as emergency contraception.

Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). Created with the support of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project.

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Sources—-

Contraception:

1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10561657
2) http://www.fhi360.org/en/RH/Pubs/booksReports/methodaction.htm

Emergency Contraception:

3) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3141844/
4) http://www.contraceptionjournal.org/article/S0010-7824(01)00250-5/abstract
5) http://ec.princeton.edu/references/mechanism_of_action_contraception2006.pdf
6) http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/EC-Review.pdf

Safety:

7) http://bixbycenter.ucsf.edu/publications/files/IsECSafe_2008.pdf
8) http://www.arhp.org/publications-and-resources/clinical-fact-sheets/mifepristone-ec