EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 0.9% (DHS 2006)
EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 18.9% (DHS 2011-12)
Contraceptive Use: 22.1% (DHS 2006, ever use any modern method among women of reproductive age)
Registered LNG-EC products:
- NorLevo 1.5mg* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
- Optinor - Available only from family planning clinics (applies to Optinor in most countries)
- Vikela* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
Registered UPA-EC products:
- ellaOne* - Available only with prescription
Products marked with * have been approved by a stringent regulatory authority, such as the WHO Prequalification Programme, the US Food and Drug Administration, the European Medicines Agency, or other.
Where at least one type of ECP is available: Public sector clinics, IPPF-affiliated system
Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No data available
Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: No data available
Pricing information: The price of LNG EC ranges from 500 - 3000 franc CFA (XOF) ($1.04 - $6.25), as of 2013.
Other relevant information: EC distributed via IPPF outlets (1,000 - 5,000 in 2012).
In Benin, the lowest cadre of health workers allowed to sell/dispense ECPs in the public sector is auxiliary nurses. The lowest cadre of health workers allowed to sell/dispense ECPs in the private sector is auxiliary nurses. (Data as of 2013.) (USAID/DELIVER, Contraceptive Security Indicators, 2013)
In 2013, EC was procured by the government (JSI/Deliver data).