EC Status and Availability

Dominican Republic

EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 2.7% (DHS 2007)

EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 45.3% (DHS 2007)

Contraceptive Use: 73.8% (DHS 2007, ever use of any modern method among women of reproductive age)

Registered LNG-EC products:

  • Evital - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Glanique - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Imediat N - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Impreviat - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • PostDay - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Postinor 1* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Pregnon - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Pregnon 1.5 - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Seguidet - 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, IPPF-affiliated system

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: Essential Medicines List

Other relevant information: EC distributed via IPPF outlets (1,000 - 5,000 in 2012).

In the Dominican Republic, the lowest cadre of health workers allowed to sell/dispense ECPs in the public sector is nurses. The lowest cadre of health workers allowed to sell/dispense ECPs in the private sector is nurses. (Data as of 2013.) (USAID/DELIVER, Contraceptive Security Indicators, 2013)

In 2013, EC was procured by the government. No stock-outs were reported at the central level (JSI/Deliver data).

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