Letter to the Editor

Regarding “Knowledge, Attitudes, and Use of Emergency Contraception Among Rural Western North Carolina Women”

Authors: Rebecca A. Clark, MD, PhD, Max Madhere, BS, Heather Serice, MPH


To the Editor:

We read the article by Fagan et al1 and the subsequent editorial on emergency contraception (EC)2 with interest and agree wholeheartedly with the authors. In recent years, the Medical Center of Louisiana HIV Outpatient Program (HOP) clinic has become increasingly proactive in offering EC as a choice to women with HIV (to be used in conjunction with condoms). This is particularly true for women prescribed medications that are contraindicated in pregnancy if the patient can not or will not commit to a highly effective contraceptive method in addition to condoms.

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1. Fagan EB, Boussios HE, Moore R, et al. Knowledge, attitudes, and use of emergency contraception among rural Western North Carolina Women. South Med J 2006;99:806–810.
2. Humphrey DA. Emergency contraception: a call to education. South Med J 2006;99:795.