Which emergency contraceptive method is best? Evidence Update, Maternal Health Series, June 2010.
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Cheng L, Gülmezoglu AM, Piaggio GGP, Ezcurra EE, Van Look PPFA. Interventions for emergency contraception. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD001324. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001324.pub3.
Single dose of mifepristone (25–50 mg) is effective with least side-effects.
Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp