Key points

• LNG-EC can be given within 72 h of unprotected intercourse.

• LNG-EC inhibits ovulation if given early in the cycle but not if given in the peri-ovulatory phase. There is no evidence that it inhibits implantation.

• Efficacy of LNG-EC is uncertain and has probably been exaggerated.

• Advanced provision of EC encourages use.

• A copper IUD can be inserted up to 5 days after ovulation for post-coital use and is about 99% effective.

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