EC Status and Availability

Spain

EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 14.7% (Spanish Society of Contraception 2013)

EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 98.7% (Spanish Society of Contraception 2013)

Registered LNG-EC products:

  • NorLevo 1.5mg* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Postinor* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Postinor 1500* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)

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: Pharmacies

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

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

Pricing information: LNG: € 19, as of 2013; UPA: € 32, as of 2013.

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