Providing Ongoing Hormonal Contraception after Use of Emergency Contraceptive Pills

New research has suggested that beginning a hormonal birth control with progestin can affect the efficacy of the emergency contraceptive ella. This finding has caused a change on the ella label recommending that hormonal birth control methods are not taken for 5 days following the use of ella. The American Society for Emergency Contraception provides information about these new findings, recommendations for providers, and commentary about some of the questions that were not answered by the new research.

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