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Emergency Contraception - User's Profile

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kurt Hersberger, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland Identifier:
First received: January 14, 2013
Last updated: January 15, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
January 14, 2013
January 15, 2013
January 2006
December 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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?"
Same as current
No Changes Posted
elapsed hours since unprotected intercourse [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
Same as current
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).
Same as current
Emergency Contraception - User's Profile
Emergency Contraception - Observational Study of User's Profile
Retrospective analysis of requests of emergency hormonal contraception using pharmacy protocols registered in 2003 and 2006.

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.

Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Pharmacies in Basle, Berne or Zurich, three major towns in the German speaking part of Switzerland, were purposively recruited if they had extended opening hours (emergency pharmacies) or if they were located downtown and open during traditional business hours (walk-in pharmacies).

The pharmacists were asked if a pharmacy student could come to their place and photocopy the completed official one-page EHC written assessment forms.

Postcoital Contraception
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
August 2009
December 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • women seaking emergency hormonal contraception

Exclusion Criteria:

Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Child, Adult, Senior
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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EKBB 114/07
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Kurt Hersberger, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
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Principal Investigator: Kurt E Hersberger, Prof. Dept Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Basel
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
January 2013

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