EC Status and Availability


EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 2.4% (DHS 2008-09)

EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 28.2% (DHS 2008-09)

Contraceptive Use: 26.0% (DHS 2008-09, ever use of any modern method among women of reproductive age)

Registered LNG-EC products:

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, IPPF-affiliated system

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

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

Pricing information: LNG: € 4,11, as of 2015.

Other relevant information: A prescription is not always requested by pharmacies in order to purchase EC.

EC distributed via IPPF outlets (<500 in 2012).

In Albania, the lowest cadre of health workers allowed to sell/dispense ECPs in the private sector is clinical officers, as of 2013. (USAID/DELIVER, Contraceptive Security Indicators, 2013)

In 2013, EC was not procured by the government (JSI/Deliver data).

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