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Use of hormonal emergency contraception at a university health centre over a 6 year period
  1. JF Hugh Porter, MB ChB, MSc, MRCGP, DFFP, DRCOG, Principal in General Practice
  1. Correspondence Dr JF Hugh Porter, Principal in General Practice, Nottingham University Health Service, Cripps Health Centre, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2QW, UK. Tel: 0115 950 1654, Fax: 0115 948 0347.


This was a retrospective review of the use of emergency hormonal contraception at a university-based health centre over a 6 year period. Usage was greater than noted in previous studies. Condom problems, or not using any form of contraception, were the main reasons for requests. Users were significantly more likely to be smokers than the base population.

  • emergency contraception
  • students
  • university

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