EC Status and Availability

Peru

EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 11.7% (DHS 2011)

EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 72.7% (DHS 2011)

Contraceptive Use: 68.5% (DHS 2011, ever use of a modern method among women of reproductive age)

Registered LNG-EC products:

  • Anlitin (1.5mg) - Available only with prescription
  • Auxxil - Available only with prescription
  • D-Sigyent - Available only with prescription
  • Dia S MP - Available only with prescription
  • Emkit - Available only with prescription
  • Glanique - Available only with prescription
  • Glanique 1 - Available only with prescription
  • Glanix - Available only with prescription
  • Gynotrel 2 - Available only with prescription
  • Impreviat - Available only with prescription
  • L Novafem - Available only with prescription
  • Lenor 72 - Available only with prescription
  • Mergynex - Available only with prescription
  • Nogestrol - Available only with prescription
  • Nortrel 2 - Available only with prescription
  • Novanor 2 - Available only with prescription
  • Pill 72* - Available only with prescription
  • Pillex* - Available only with prescription
  • PostDay - Available only with prescription
  • Postinor 1* - Available only with prescription
  • Postinor-2* - Available only with prescription
  • Pregnon - Available only with prescription
  • Pregnon 1.5 - Available only with prescription
  • Prevemb - Available only with prescription
  • Preventol - Available only with prescription
  • Tibex - Available only with prescription
  • Zintemore - 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: Private clinics, Pharmacies, IPPF-affiliated system, Social marketing programs (eg PSI, DKT, MSI and PSIA)

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

Legal history, developments, and/or challenges: Peru has a very large number of brands of EC on the market. A prescription is required to access EC, and EC is not available in the public sector.

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

Other relevant information: EC distributed via IPPF outlets (10,000 - 20,000 in 2012).

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