Dr. Jim Shelton's Pearls is an occasional series by USAID’s Global Health Science Advisor that answers commonly asked questions about family planning.
Originally posted on September 1, 2010.
Question: I understand the FDA has approved a new emergency contraceptive (EC). Can you please tell me about it?
Answer: Yes, on August 13, 2010 the FDA approved ella (ulipristal acetate) as a new oral emergency contraceptive. Some of its attributes: