Upadhya KK, Breuner CC (2012) Emergency contraception. Pediatrics 130: 1174-1182.
The United States continues to have teen birth rates that are significantly higher than other industrialised nations. Use of emergency contraception can reduce the risk of pregnancy if used up to 120 hours after unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure and is most effective if used in the first 24 hours.
The aims of this updated policy statement are: