Registered LNG-EC products:
- Postinor 1* - 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: IPPF-affiliated system
Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No
Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: No data available
Other relevant information: Emergency hormonal contraception is not available in the public health service. El Salvador's Essential Medicines List does not include EC. A product containing ulipristal acetate has been registered but is not yet on the market.
EC distributed via IPPF outlets (<500 in 2012).
In El Salvador, the lowest cadre of health workers allowed to sell/dispense ECPs in the private sector is doctors, as of 2013. (USAID/DELIVER, Contraceptive Security Indicators, 2013)
In 2013, EC was not procured by the government (JSI/Deliver data).