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Emergency contraception (EC) provides a last chance to prevent an unintended pregnancy and is an important option for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. This fact sheet was created for anyone who works with survivors. Download the factsheet here. 

Emergency Contraception Resources:

Resources for EC after SA/DV:



1. Emergency Contraception for Every Campus. Emergency Contraception Basics [Internet]. 2023; Available from:

2. American Society for Emergency Contraception. Mechanism of Action of Levonorgestrel Emergency Contraceptive Pills, [Internet]. 2022;Available from:

3. Cleland K, Zhu H, Goldstuck N, Cheng L, Trussell J. The efficacy of intrauterine devices for emergency contraception: a systematic review of 35 years of experience. Hum Reprod 2012;27(7):1994–2000. 

4. American Society for Emergency Contraception. Efficacy of emergency contraception and body weight: Current understanding and recommendations [Internet]. 2022;Available from:

5. Raymond EG, Cleland K. Clinical practice. Emergency contraception. NEnglJMed 2015;372(14):1342–8. 

6. Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. FRSH Guideline: Emergency Contraception. 2020. 

7. Haeger KO, Lamme J, Cleland K. State of emergency contraception in the U.S., 2018. Contracept Reprod Med 2018;3:20. 

8. Jatlaoui TC, Riley H, Curtis KM. Safety data for levonorgestrel, ulipristal acetate and Yuzpe regimens for emergency contraception. Contraception 2016;93(2):93–112. 

9. Li HWR, Gemzell-Danielsson K. Mechanisms of action of emergency contraception pills. Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 2019;24(1):11–2. 

10. American Society for Emergency Contraception. Distribution of Emergency Contraception by Organizations: Legal Issues [Internet]. Available from:

11. American Society for Emergency Contraception. “This is much harder than I thought it would be.” Access to over-the-counter emergency contraception in America [Internet]. Available from:

12. American Society for Emergency Contraception. Emergency contraception: A guide for pharmacies and retailers [Internet]. 2016;Available from:

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