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Emergency contraception given via a patient group direction

Levonorgestrel (Levonelle-2), a progesterone-only treatment, is now the recommended oral emergency contraception of choice (Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care Clinical Effectiveness Unit, 2003). It superseded the ‘Yuzpe’ method (a combined oestrogen and progesterone hormonal emergency contraceptive) after a large randomised controlled trial showed that Levonelle-2 had improved efficacy and acceptability (Task Force on Postovulatory Methods of Fertility Regulation, ...

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