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The purpose of this paper is to provide information on health and a particular health policy by researching the internet. The writer of this paper has chosen the topic Women’s Health, with special interest in Emergency Contraception. The writer will explain some of the challenges women face in the health care industry and provide details on emergency contraception. Lastly, the writer will identify the stakeholders that are affected by this topic.
One of the major consumers in the health care industry are women. Women play major roles in health care. Women are often the decision makers for their family when it relates to health. Compared to men, women have greater needs within the health care system. Women also have to face the challenges of child birth and all the health concerns that may be associated with giving birth. In addition, women face challenges of being the head-of-household, single mothers, and financial decision makers.
The choice of becoming pregnant is a decision women of all ages are making daily. In cases where birth control has failed or protection is not used Emergency Contraception is available. Emergency contraception (EC)-- also known as the “morning after pill,” is a form of contraception that can be used shortly after sexual intercourse to prevent unintended pregnancy(Kaiser, 2010). EC is not intended to be used as a regular form of birth control. EC is a pill that is used to prevent unwanted pregnancy before it happens rather than later when an abortion may be considered.
EC was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999 for use with a doctor’s prescription (Food and Drug Administration, 2010). Progestin-only pills Plan B and its generic brand Next Choice are the only two kinds of EC pills available in the United States. These pills are the most effective when they are taken directly after intercourse. EC…...

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