Pre-Implantation Contraception, Emergency 'Contraception'

1. Introduction

2. The Definition of key terms.

3. The re-defining of key reproductive terminology.

4. A historical perspective.

5. The Yuzpe method of pre-implantation/emergency 'contraception'.

6. How the Yuzpe method acts as an abortifacient.

7. The complex process of implantation - a biological and immunological paradox.

8. The levonorgestrel-only method of pre-implantation/emergency 'contraception'.

9. How levonorgestrel-only acts as an abortifacient.

10. Immunology and embryo-endometrial communication at the micro-environmental level.

11. The impact of LNG when administered at different points in the menstrual cycle.

12. Relative efficacy of the Yuzpe and levonorgestrel-only methods of post-coital birth control.

13. Mifepristone (RU-486) use as pre-implantation/emergency birth control.

14. How RU-486 (mifepristone) acts as an abortifacient.

15. Ulipristal.

16. The copper (Cu)-bearing intra-uterine device (IUD).

17. Does the 'morning-after' pill or I.U.D. always abort?

18. Advanced Provision of the MAP.

19. Conclusions.

This research was completed as part of the publication of Pont. Consiglio for the Family (last published in May 2010 Principia Editora Portugal) in the Lexicon Ambigyuous and debatable terms regarding family life and ethical questions and the references cited are part of that work by the author.