The European Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ECEC) recently made available the electronic version of the EC wheel on their website. The wheel, a counseling tool for health providers, including pharmacists, aims to strengthen the quality of EC counseling and promote women’s choice in post-coital contraception.
The EC wheel is based on WHO and the UK Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare recommendations for EC use. The methods included are the copper IUD and levonorgestrel and ulipristal acetate EC pills. Recommendations are provided based on which method is preferable to use in a number of circumstances. Clarifications and brief recommendations on additional protection after EC use and QuickStart are included on the back of the wheel.