EC Status and Availability

Germany

EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 13% (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung BzgA. Contraceptive Behaviour of Adults 2011.)

Registered LNG-EC products:

  • NorLevo 1.5mg* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • PiDaNa* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Postinor* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Unofem* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)

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, Private clinics, Pharmacies, Emergency room

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

Legal history, developments, and/or challenges: Some Catholic-run hospitals will not prescribe EC or will refuse to fill a prescription for EC.

Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: No data available

Pricing information: LNG: € 17, as of 2013; UPA: € 35, as of 2013.

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