Emergency Contraception Safety Statement

30th April 2010

The International Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ICEC), World Health Organization (WHO), International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) recently collaborated to produce a short, simple statement on the safety of levonorgestrel-alone emergency contraceptive pills, responding directly to articles that appeared in the mainstream media in 2009 and written for non-scientists.

The safety statement can be accessed here.

A companion commentary in the WHO Bulletin can be accessed online.

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