Mifepristone for emergency contraception: Case for recommendation in practice guidelines

One in four pregnancies is unintended, threatening the lives and well-being of women and adolescents globally. The risks of unintended pregnancy are greatest in low- and middle-income countries where maternal mortality rates are highest.Emergency contraception (EC) is an effective and essential intervention to prevent unintended pregnancies, however barriers at the client, provider, and system levels exist.