Friday, January 05, 2007

'Morning-After Pill' a Failure

Well-known advocates for the morning-after pill have admitted that "increased access to emergency contraception pills enhance use but has not been shown to reduce unintended pregnancy rates" in a meta-analysis of studies conducted in 10 countries published this month in the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. They also state the drug's effectiveness may be "substantially … overstated."