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Emergency contraception is a way to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. There are two types of emergency contraception: pills, and an intrauterine device (IUD) placed as soon as possible after unprotected sex.
Current as of: February 11, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Rebecca Sue Uranga MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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