Crisis averted – Emergency contraception and IUDs

A general practice case study

Webinar summary

10 September 2019

Emergency contraception is an essential intervention for the prevention of unplanned pregnancy. The copper intrauterine device (IUD) is highly effective at preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.

Unfortunately, its usage in this context is low, far exceeded by hormonal forms of emergency contraception, which have higher failure rates and do not provide ongoing contraception.

This case-based discussion follows a patient seeking emergency contraception, confirmation the patient is not pregnant and subsequent contraceptive discussion.

Sponsored by the Victorian Government.


Dr Amy Moten

Dr Sara Whitburn


Dr Lara Roeske