debate has given us adequate food for thought. It is very timely to discuss about
EC. It is already introduced into the government program of many countries and
others have to work hard to see that emergency contraceptives are introduced in
• so long as the condoms will
break, leak or slip
• so long as unexpected
opportunities and intentions come
long as vaginal diaphragms and cervical caps dislodge
so long as men rape women
• so long as
the IUDs are spontaneously expelled
so long as the OCPs are either forgotten or lost, we need Emergency Contraception.
to reliable contraception is not always available. all over the world, 120 million
women in the child-bearing age group do not want pregnancies or children (UnFPA),
but they do not have access to contraceptive services. As such, the unfortunate,
unwanted pregnancies leading to unsafe abortions, result in thousands of maternal
deaths, and millions of our mothers and sisters suffer from either permanent or
These are mainly due
to inadequate information, inaccurate contraceptive use, lack of education, deficiency
of service and poverty. There are several other factors that contribute to these
unfortunate sequelae of unsafe abortions.
all think and consider that appropriate contraceptive services, education, involvement
of NGOs, involvement of males and dedicated service providers will definitely
take up the challenge of providing Emergency Contraception.