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).