EC Status and Availability

Honduras

EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 1.2% (DHS 2005-06)

EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 53.5% (DHS 2011-12)

Contraceptive Use: 60.4% (DHS 2005-06, ever use of a modern method among women of reproductive age)

Registered products: No pill products are registered

Where at least one type of ECP is available: No data available

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No data available

Legal history, developments, and/or challenges: The current law prohibits the sale and use of EC. EC was banned by a presidential decree in Honduras in October 2009. The Supreme Court upheld this ban in February 2012. The current law criminalizes the sale, distribution and use of EC.

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

Other relevant information: Honduras' 2009-2011 Essential Medicines List does not include EC.

In 2013, EC was not procured by the government (JSI/Deliver data).

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