Ibis collaborates on systematic review of advance provision of emergency contraception
April 18, 2007 – We are pleased to announce the publication of a new Cochrane systematic review, “Advance provision of emergency contraception for pregnancy prevention.” We collaborated on this review with lead author Chelsea Polis, a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins and former Ibis staff member.
Women deserve the chance to protect themselves from unintended pregnancy, and emergency contraception (EC) provides a safe, effective option to do so. Our evaluation of current interventions to give women an advance supply of EC found that EC has not had an effect on population-level pregnancy rates. However, we also found that advance provision of EC does not appear to have harmful effects on sexual behavior or on the use of regular contraceptives for teens or adult women.