Emergency Contraception - User's Profile
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01771016|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 18, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2013
|Condition or disease|
In 2002, Levonorgestrel was introduced in Switzerland for emergency hormonal contraception (EC) without prescription ('pharmacist only'). In 2003, a first analysis of requests of EC showed that the dispensing of EC through pharmacies could successfully be implemented (Lemke et al 2004).
This study was repeated three years later with the aim to explore whether the user's profile has changed after introduction of a low threshold access to EC.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||729 participants|
|Official Title:||Emergency Contraception - Observational Study of User's Profile|
|Study Start Date :||January 2006|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2008|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 2009|
- Sexual and protective behaviour [ Time Frame: 2 years ]questions of interest: "Did you forget to take the pill?", "Did you have any other unprotected sexual intercourse since your last period?" and "Have you ever taken the "morning-after pill" before?"
- elapsed hours since unprotected intercourse [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
- pharmacy status and care activity [ Time Frame: 1 month ]pharmacy status (walk-in or emergency), and the three activities of the pharmacists (performance of a pregnancy test, delivery of EHC, referral to a physician).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01771016
|Principal Investigator:||Kurt E Hersberger, Prof.||Dept Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Basel|