EC Status and Availability

Nigeria

EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 2.8% (DHS 2008)

EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 30.3% (DHS 2013)

Contraceptive Use: 24.0% (DHS 2008, ever use of a modern method among women of reproductive age)

Registered LNG-EC products:

  • Copill - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Curesinor - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Evadir 2 - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Glostinor 2 - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Nerostinor - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Nicpostinew - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Pillanor 2 - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Poster Tablets - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Postiga 4 - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Postinor 1* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Postinor-2* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Postpill - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Pregnon - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Rogotinor - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Sendinor 2 - 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: Private clinics, Pharmacies, IPPF-affiliated system, Social marketing programs (eg PSI, DKT, MSI and PSIA)

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

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

Pricing information: The median price of LNG EC in the private sector is $1.00, as of September 2016.

Other relevant information: EC was added to Nigeria's Essential Medicines List in 2016.

Many brands of EC are available in Nigerian outlets, including two brands socially marketed by DKT and Society for Family Health.

In Nigeria, the lowest cadre of health workers allowed to sell/dispense ECPs are community health extension workers (CHEWs) according to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH).

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