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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Emergency Contraceptives: Practices and Issues
3307.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Emergency Contraceptives: Practices and Issues
Though Emergency Contraception (EC) is an effective method, further efforts are needed to improve access to EC and to understand patterns of EC use. In this session one presentation will discuss USA public policy and the role of the FDA in restricting “over the counter” status for EC. One presentation will review efforts to integrate EC into reproductive health service delivery at the international level. Another study will discuss a counseling intervention that aims to improve EC acceptance by clients. Two presentations will examine patient characteristics and behaviors associated with EC use.
Learning Objectives: to review current research on issues that influence the provision and use of EC
Moderator(s):Paul G. Whittaker, DPhil
2:30 PMOver-the-Counter Access to Emergency Contraception: Why did the FDA Delay its Response?
Priscilla Smith, JD, Nan Strauss, JD, Simon Heller, JD
2:45 PMAcceptance and use of emergency contraception with standardized counseling information  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ruth Petersen, MD, MPH, Jennifer Albright, MPH, Hayley Holland, MPH, Patricia Payne, CNM, MPH, Valerie King, MD, MPH, Kathryn M. Curtis, PhD
3:00 PMCurrent events associated with EC use among family planning patients
Paul G. Whittaker, DPhil, Matthew Berger, MA, Kay A. Armstrong, MS, Toni L. Felice, PhD, Janet Adams, PhD
3:15 PMSexual practices before and after EC use  [ Recorded presentation ]
Toni L. Felice, PhD, Janet Adams, PhD, Kay A. Armstrong, MS, Paul G. Whittaker, DPhil, Matthew Berger, MA
3:30 PMIncreasing Access to EC among IPPF/WHR Affiliates  [ Recorded presentation ]
Angela R. Heimburger, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Maternal and Child Health; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA