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Emergency Contraception

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION (EC) FOR SEXUAL-ASSAULT SURVIVORS
Texas law ensures that sexual-assault survivors receive information about emergency contraception (EC) in hospital emergency rooms.  As part of the minimum standards for the examination and treatment of a sexual-assault survivor, a health-care provider must provide a woman with information on appropriate medications prescribed to prevent pregnancy.

This law includes a refusal clause that allows any health-care professional to refuse to provide information to which they have ethical or religious objection.  However, the health facility must ensure the information is provided to the survivor, without delay, by another health-care professional.  

Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. § 323.005 (Enacted 2005; Last Amended 2009).


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