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Emergency Management :: SA Health

From within the department for Health and Ageing, the Emergency Management Unit (EMU) provides strategic leadership and direction for SA Health in preparing for, responding to and recovering from major incidents, emergencies and disasters that occur in South Australia as well as nationally or internationally.

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Emergency contraception - morning-after pill -

Emergency contraception can prevent an unwanted pregnancy following unprotected intercourse. Emergency contraception must be used as soon as possible after having unprotected sex.

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Morning After Pill (Emergency Contraception) | myVMC

Emergency contraception refers to any method of preventing pregnancy, including the morning after pill,followingunprotected sexual intercourse or contraceptive failure. Emergency contraceptivesprovide a safe and effective means of reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies and abortions.

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Emergency contraceptive pills and weight | Women's Health Queensland Wide

Manufacturer of emergency contraceptive pill warns of effectiveness in overweight women

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Myth busting: emergency contraception | Women's Health Queensland Wide

Women's Health's communications team leader Lorraine Pacey sorts fact from fiction when it comes to the emergency contraceptive pill.

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Emergency contraception

The morning after pill or an intra-uterine device (IUD) can be used if a woman has unprotected sex or if contraception fails

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Emergency medicine tests & treatments: 6 recommendations from Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)

Recommendations from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine on CT scans for head injury & renal colic, end-of-life care, cervical spine (neck) imaging & coagulation studies.

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Medical emergencies and hospital visits | Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority - ASADA

Emergency treatment should be carried out as medically appropriate and considerations of the need for a TUE can be done after the medical issue is dealt with.There is a category of TUEs for these situations called retroactive where the application is made after the treatment is started.

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'The morning after pill': four common myths debunked | Marie Stopes Australia

Misinformation about emergency contraception 'the morning after pill' means that women are not taking advantage of effective ways of preventing pregnancy.

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If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, crisis or distress, call emergency services 000. Crisis helplines are available 24/7

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