Hurray for Guys who Take Responsibility!

Today we’re doing a follow-up to last week’s post about emergency contraception(EC).

An astute reader of On the Front Lines kindly pointed out that our description of how EC works doesn’t jibe with a recent NY Times article about scientific evidence that suggests EC doesn’t prevent implantation of a fertilized egg. When I followed up with our Senior Vice President of Program Services, here’s what I learned.

Unless there is evidence to the contrary, our patient handouts for medications like EC follow the labeling information we get from the manufacturer. The scientific evidence presented in the New York Times article will be reviewed by our clinical advisory committee in the coming weeks to see whether the information about EC that we share with patients needs to be updated.

Stay tuned for future updates on this topic.

In the meantime, here’s a shout out to Men’s Health Week in the form of a terrific Bedsider video featuring several guys talking about their emergency contraception experiences.

Hurray for guys who take responsibility for birth control!

~ Nancy

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