EC Status and Availability

Mozambique

EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 9.5% (DHS 2011)

Contraceptive Use: 12.1% (DHS 2011, ever use of a modern method among women of reproductive age)

Registered LNG-EC products:

  • Escinor 1.5 - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Postinor-2* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Pregnon - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • SEKURE - 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, Pharmacies, Social marketing programs (eg PSI, DKT, MSI and PSIA)

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

Legal history, developments, and/or challenges: As of September-October 2015 and according to the Mozambique Ministry of Health guidelines, Postinor-2 should be available in the public health system for assistance with sexual violence, for family planning, and for SRH youth-friendly services.

Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: National FP Norms, National GBV Norms, Post-rape care guidelines

Pricing information: The price of EC in the private sector ranges from approximately $1.20 - $3, as of 2015. Postinor-2 is available in public health facilities free of charge.

Other relevant information: In a small assessment covering 34 private pharmacies in 4 provinces conducted by DKT in 2015, only 3 of the pharmacies surveyed did not sell EC. The price of EC ranged from 61 MT to 150 MT (approximately $1.20 - $3). During the visits, it was noted that there was little knowledge from pharmacists/employees regarding the correct use of EC.

EC knowledge among all women age 15-49: 14.6% (Pathfinder's Extending Service Delivery - Family Planning Initiative Survey results in 4 provinces, 2014)

EC ever use among all women age 15-49: 0.9% (Pathfinder's Extending Service Delivery - Family Planning Initiative Survey results in 4 provinces, 2014)

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