Sexual Assault

Mechanisms of Action of Hormonal Contraception

In sexual assault care, we often provide emergency contraception to patients. But being able to explain exactly how it works is difficult, since that point remains somewhat ambiguous. Medscape has a new article posted on this subject that’s worth a read. It’s free to access once you’re registered, and it’s reprinted from the current issue of Pharmacotherapy. While it doesn’t definitively answer the ultimate question, how do they work?, the information is useful and contains specific recommendations for clinicians.