EC Status and Availability

Sweden

EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 59% (Estimates based on local survey among women seeking induced abortion and women visiting youth clinics, 2011.)

Registered LNG-EC products:

  • NorLevo 1.5mg* - Available over the counter without having to go through a pharmacist
  • Postinor 1.5* - 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, Essential Medicines List

Pricing information: LNG: € 17, as of 2013; UPA: € 25, as of 2013.

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