EC Status and Availability

Mexico

EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 5.8% (ENADID 2009)

EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 75.8% (ENADID 2009)

Contraceptive Use: 63.9%, ENADID 2009, ever use of a modern method among women of reproductive age

Registered LNG-EC products:

  • Alterna - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Dreams - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Glanique - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Ladiades 0.75 - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Ladiades 1.5 - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Oportuna - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • PostDay - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Postinor-2* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Postinor-2 Unidosis* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Prudence for Her - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Silogin 0.75mg - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Silogin 1.5mg - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Vika* - 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: Public sector clinics, Pharmacies, IPPF-affiliated system

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: National FP Norms, National GBV Norms, Essential Medicines List

Pricing information: EC is available in the public health system free of charge, mainly in family planning centers.

Other relevant information: EC is also available through health centers and services attending female victims of rape.

In 2012, a total of 6.8 million doses of EC were sold in Mexico (IMS data).

EC distributed via IPPF outlets (10,000 - 20,000 in 2012).

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