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WOM-003: Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception: A victim of sexual assault should be offered prophylaxis for pregnancy, subject to informed consent and consistent with current treatment guidelines. Physicians or hospitals should not be legally mandated to provide emergency prophylaxis to patients in violation of their own conscience, moral beliefs or guiding principles. Physicians and allied health practitioners who find this morally objectionable or who practice at hospitals that prohibit prophylaxis or contraception should provide individuals with evidence-based information about such services and where they can be obtained in a timely fashion. (HOD, 0417)