EC Status and Availability

Brazil

Registered LNG-EC products:

  • Diad - Available only with prescription
  • Minipil 2 - Available only with prescription
  • Nogravide - Available only with prescription
  • Pilem - Available only with prescription
  • Poslov - Available only with prescription
  • Postinor Uno* - Available only with prescription
  • Postinor-2* - Available only with prescription
  • Pozato - Available only with prescription
  • Pozato Uni - Available only with prescription
  • PPMS - Available only with prescription
  • Previdez 2 - Available only with prescription
  • Prevyol - 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, Pharmacies, IPPF-affiliated system

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

Legal history, developments, and/or challenges: In the municipality of Margina (Parana) EC is provided only in cases of rape.

Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: Essential Medicines List, Post-rape care guidelines

Pricing information: The price of EC ranges from R$ 20 = R$ 35 ($8.50 - $14.88), as of 2013.

Public health services for victims of sexual violence and primary public health care centers distribute EC free of charge.

Other relevant information: The Ministry of Health buys EC in bulk and distributes it to the big cities and also to the health authorities of each state, and they then, in turn, distribute it to the smaller towns.

EC distributed via IPPF outlets (1,000 - 5,000 in 2012).

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