US women continue to have the highest rate of unintended pregnancy and abortion in the developed world. When initiated as, emergency contraception (EC), the copper intrauterine device (IUD) has the potential to decrease these rates due to provision of continuing highly effective contraception. In this study, qualitative research methods were employed to develop a deeper and nuanced understanding about how individuals perceive EC use and why they would consider the copper IUD as a method of EC.
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Accepted: April 26, 2010
Received: April 26, 2010
© 2010 Published by Elsevier Inc.