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>Journals >Gaceta Médica de México >Year 2007, Issue 6


Lara D, van Dijk MG, García SG, Grossman D
Introducción de la anticoncepción de emergencia en la Norma Oficial Mexicana de Planificación Familiar (NOM-005-SSA2-1993)
Gac Med Mex 2007; 143 (6)

Language: Español
References: 14
Page: 483-487
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ABSTRACT

Objectives: Understand the process of including Emergency Contraception (EC) in the Mexican Family Planning Norm (NOM) and identify factors that influenced this achievement.
Materials and methods: We conducted in-depth interviews with eight prominent decision-makers of state and federal government institutions.
Results: The determining factor for the inclusion of EC in the Norm was the external review of scientific evidence, done by experts from the National Centre for Equity of Gender and Reproductive Health, proving that EC pills are not abortifacients. Other important factors that contributed to the inclusion were the ample support of civil organizations, the population’s demand and the Minister of Health’s support of EC. The inclusion of EC in the essential drug list was perceived as a logical next step after its inclusion in the NOM.
Conclusions: The introduction of EC in Mexico highlights the importance of scientific evidence for decision-making. The process took about a decade, which reflects the complexity of converting research results into public policies. Measures should be taken to speed the processes that benefit women and society as a whole


Key words: Emergency contraception, Mexican norm, family planning.


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