Emergency Contraception Requests May Be Sign of Domestic Abuse

December 6, 2018

(Med Page Today) – Women who were victims of domestic violence were more than twice as likely to have a medical consultation for emergency contraception, British researchers found. Those women who were exposed to domestic violence or abuse within the last 12 months were more likely to have a consultation for emergency contraception (adjusted OR 2.06, 95% CI 1.64-2.61) than women with no exposure to domestic violence or abuse, reported Joni Jackson, of the University of Bristol in England, and colleagues, in the British Journal of General Practice.

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