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Claims for Patent: 6,156,742

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Claims for Patent: 6,156,742

Title: Emergency contraceptive kit
Abstract:A kit which is adapted and designed to provide both data on the current reproductive status of a patient, and contraception for those who are not pregnant, but recently engaged in unprotected sex.
Inventor(s): Mackenzie; Roderick L. (Bonita Springs, FL)
Assignee: Gynetics Inc. (Somerville, NJ)
Application Number:08/905,055
Patent Claims: 1. A contraceptive kit for use by a woman after unprotected sexual intercourse, comprising:

one pregnancy detection device that detects hCG in urine in an amount between about 20 and about 25 mIU/ml;

an emergency contraceptive in an amount that prevents a single pregnancy only,

wherein said contraceptive comprises four pills, each of which contains 0.25 mg levonorgestrel and 0.05 mg ethinyl estradiol; and

directions explaining to the woman how to use the pregnancy detection device and warning the woman not to take the emergency contraceptive if pregnancy is indicated by the pregnancy detection device.

2. The contraceptive kit of claim 1 wherein said pregnancy detection device includes at least one control.

3. The contraceptive kit of claim 2 wherein said control includes at least one positive control.

4. The contraceptive kit of claim 2 wherein said control includes at least one negative control.

5. The contraceptive kit of claim 1 further comprising at least one means for retarding the unwanted expulsion of the emergency contraceptive.

6. The contraceptive kit of claim 5 wherein said means for retarding the unwanted expulsion of the contraceptive is an anti-emetic.

7. The contraceptive kit of claim 5 wherein said means for retarding the unwanted expulsion of the contraceptive is an enteric coating.
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