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The morning after pill as an ‘easy’ option: the implication for STIs
  1. Frances Shiely
  1. Correspondence to Dr Frances Shiely, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, 4th Floor Western Gateway Building, Western Road, Cork, Ireland; f.shiely{at}ucc.ie

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I read with interest, horror, amazement and a whole myriad of feelings, an article in the Sunday Times Magazine (22 July 2012) on the morning after pill in the UK.1 It prompted me to do a search of Sexually Transmitted Infections, for research on this issue. Again I felt surprise, at the few publications on this topic. I tried different search terms, ‘emergency contraception’ (EC), ‘morning after pill’ and ‘Levonelle’ but it yielded only one research article by Evans et al in 19962 and two recently …

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