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Minnesota

Emergency Contraception

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION (EC) FOR SEXUAL-ASSAULT SURVIVORS

Minnesota law ensures that sexual-assault survivors receive access to emergency contraception (EC) in hospital emergency rooms.  As part of the minimum standards for the examination and treatment of a sexual-assault survivor, a physician or other health-care provider must provide a woman with medically and factually accurate written and oral information about EC, offer her EC, and provide EC to her upon request.  Hospitals are allowed to administer pregnancy tests and if the test is positive, the hospital does not have to provide the woman with EC.  

Minn. Stat. Ann. §§ 145.4711 to .4712 (Enaced 2007).


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