Pills needed before ‘morning after’?


The ‘morning-after pill’ is effective for preventing pregnancy, if it is taken soon after unprotected intercourse.

Supplying the pills in advance is an option.

Members of the Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group have reviewed trials of advance provision of EC.

They found 11 suitable studies, seven of which were set in the US, with a total of 7695 women participating.

Six studies focused on younger women, including two which enrolled adolescent mothers. Some studies provided three courses of