Sunday, May 22, 2005

EC: Just Ask For It

I mentioned this before: To insure you have access to emergency contraception (EC), you need to change the way you think about it. EC is not something you get if, and when you needed it. It's something you get and keep handy, period.

One way to obtain EC is to ask your physician for an advanced prescription. Don't count on your physician to offer it to you:

In a 2003 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 80% of ob.gyns. and 36% of generalists (including internists, family physicians, and general practitioners) said they had prescribed emergency contraceptives in the past year. Among those who reported prescribing them, 25% of ob.gyns. and 14% of generalists reported routinely discussing emergency contraception with their patients.


At 2:25 AM, Anonymous Cara said...

Exactly! I tell all of my patients to get at least the script in advance.


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