Unintended pregnancy is a global problem, which affects women, their family and society at large. Abortion is a frequent consequence. There are about 50 million pregnancies terminated each year. In US almost 50% pregnancies are unwanted.
As long as condoms tend to slip or diaphragms break and cervical caps tend to move out of place, pill users forget to take their tablets regularly, there will be need for use of emergency contraception. Other potential users are women who engage in an unprotected sexual activity either being forced (as in case of rapes) or coerced into having unplanned, unprotected intercourse protected intercourse can use emergency contraception. Almost every woman of reproductive age who is sexually active and fertile and wishes to prevent unintended pregnancy can use emergency contraception.