The International Consortium on Emergency Contraception
In 1996, the year ICEC was founded, only a handful of countries had a “dedicated” Emergency Contraception (EC) product on the market.
Now women in over 140 countries can buy emergency contraception – sometimes known as the morning after pill – and in 60 countries, EC is readily available over the counter.
ICEC and its member organizations have played a key role in introducing EC in a wide range of settings. Still, women’s access to EC is far from assured, and our mission remains critical: to expand access to EC worldwide, with a focus on developing countries.