CONTRACEPTION IN HUNGARY
University of Pécs, Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology
contracepion (EC) is defined as any
drug or device wich will prevent pregnancy after intercourse has taken place.
EC is indicated after unprotected intercourse, and for couples who experience and
recognize a failure of barrier method. It is recommended when oral
contraceptive pills have been forgotten to take three or more pills. Routine
methods of EC are hormonal poscoital agents, IUD-s, Mifepristone. Hormonal EC efficacy decreases in relation
to the delay between intercourse and the time of treatment. In Hungary in 2003.
59 EC out-patient clinics are available .
The total number of patients was 15546 in 2002. The majority of patients (56%)
was 15-20 years old. The reason for seeking
emergency contraceptive gynecological care was most frequently
unprotected sexual intercourse. Unfortunately, just a few patients came back
for control examination. Over the past years the number of abortions has been
decreased especially among women under age of 20 years, however, the importance
of education should further be emphasized in the adolescent group.