Supplying emergency contraception to adolescents: the nurse’s role

Hopkins, Craig
November 2014
Nursing Standard;11/26/2014, Vol. 29 Issue 13, p37
Trade Publication
This article explores issues surrounding the supply of emergency contraception to adolescents to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy. It explains the female reproductive cycle, and describes the types of emergency contraception that may be supplied following unprotected sexual intercourse or contraception failure. The aftercare that should be offered to adolescents following the supply of emergency contraception is discussed, alongside issues surrounding the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.


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