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Making emergency contraception (EC) more widely available might prevent some of the world’s approximately 85 million unintended pregnancies each year, write Elizabeth Westley of the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, and Monica Kerrigan, former senior adviser to Family Planning 2020.
Though incredibly underutilized, EC is a unique and potent family planning tool because it can be taken for up to several days after unprotected sex, they argue. Westley and Kerrigan want EC incorporated into family planning services worldwide, and encourage further research on community-based distribution systems.

Related: Vasectomies: turning an 'act of love' into a global movement – The Guardian

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