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Resource Type: Recommended Reading
Therapy Area: Contraception

The Bridge-It Trial: Emergency contraception and the continuation of POP

Source: Lancet

Use of effective contraception following provision of the progestogen-only pill for women presenting to community pharmacies for emergency contraception (Bridge-It): a pragmatic cluster-randomised crossover trial.

Unless women start effective contraception after oral emergency contraception, they remain at risk of unintended pregnancy. Most women in the UK obtain emergency contraception from community pharmacies. The authors hypothesised that pharmacist provision of the progestogen-only pill as a bridging interim method of contraception with emergency contraception plus an invitation to a sexual and reproductive health clinic, in which all methods of contraception are available, would result in increased subsequent use of effective contraception. The study found that widely implemented, this practice could prevent unintended pregnancies after use of emergency contraception.

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