EC Status and Availability

Netherlands

EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 21.0% (Seksuele gezondheid in Nederland 2009. Rutgers Nisso Groep.)

Registered LNG-EC products:

  • Levonelle* - Available over the counter without having to go through a pharmacist
  • NorLevo 1.5mg* - Available over the counter without having to go through a pharmacist
  • Postinor 1500* - Available over the counter without having to go through a pharmacist

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, Pharmacies, Emergency room

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: National FP Norms

Pricing information: LNG: € 15, as of 2013.

Other relevant information: LNG EC is also available for purchase from drug stores.

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