EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 38% (2012)
Registered LNG-EC products:
- Escapelle* - Available over the counter without having to go through a pharmacist
- Postinor Duo* - Available over the counter without having to go through a pharmacist
Registered UPA-EC products:
- ellaOne* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
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: Pharmacies
Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: Yes
Type of age restriction: For those patients who are under 16 years old, LNG EC is only available by prescription.
Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: National FP Norms
Pricing information: LNG: € 14, as of 2013; UPA: € 24, as of 2013.
Other relevant information: Bulgaria's 2009 Essential Medicines List does not include EC.