EC Status and Availability

Mauritania

EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 4.6% (DHS 2000-01)

Contraceptive Use: 8.5% (DHS 2000-01, ever use of a modern method among women of reproductive age)

Registered LNG-EC products:

  • NorLevo 1.5mg* - 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: Pharmacies

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No data available

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

Other relevant information: Mauritania's 2007 Essential Medicines List does not include EC.

In Mauritania, the lowest cadre of health workers allowed to sell/dispense ECPs in the private sector is midwives, as of 2013. (USAID/DELIVER, Contraceptive Security Indicators, 2013)

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

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