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NMIC Bulletin 2015 Vol. 21 No. 1 Contraception

8 April, 2015

Contraception

  • Unplanned pregnancies may be associated with risks including increased incidence of poor prenatal care, preterm delivery and low birth weight
  • Correct and consistent use of effective contraception greatly reduces the likelihood of unplanned pregnancy
  • The choice of contraceptive method depends on the effectiveness of the method and the individual circumstances and preferences of the user
  • Women receiving emergency contraception should be given advice on appropriate regular contraception for the future