EC Status and Availability

Denmark

EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 20% (Undersøgelse om uønskede graviditeter og valg af abort blandt kvinder under 25 år. Sundhedsstyrelsen. 2010.)

Registered LNG-EC products:

  • Levonelle 1500* - Available over the counter without having to go through a pharmacist
  • NorLevo 1.5mg* - Available over the counter without having to go through a pharmacist
  • Postinor* - 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: Public sector clinics, Pharmacies, IPPF-affiliated system

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: National FP Norms

Pricing information: LNG: € 12,45, as of 2015; UPA: € 23,36, as of 2015.

Other relevant information: EC distributed via IPPF outlets (500 - 1,000 in 2012).

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