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Unformatted text preview: Psych 372: Human Sexuality 14/04/2008 00:48:00 Post-Coital Methods Emergency contraception (morning after pill) o Prevents implantation o 2 high dose hormone pills o Within 72 hours, ASAP Have IUD inserted (within 10 days) o Highly effective o Causes uterine lining to break down Abortion (2 methods) Surgical o Vacuum aspiration: up to 14 weeks o Dilation and evacuation: usually 13-16 weeks o Induced labor: late in 2 nd trimester Medical o RU-486: progestin receptor antagonist (blocked)/7-9 weeks after menstruation + prostaglandin: induces contractions so that you would deliver the uterine lining o Methotrexate (kills rapidly dividing cells such as cancerous cells or an embryo) + prostaglandin Psychological Reactions: For Woman Most common reaction = relief (~75%) Negative emotions = guilt/depression (~15%) o Usually decreases from pre- to post-abortion 1 year latermost say theyd make same decision again Risk Factors for the minority who feel negative emotions following abortion...
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