Registered LNG-EC products:
- Norgestrel Max Unidosis - Available only with prescription
- Norgestrel-Max - Available only with prescription
- Ovulol - Available only with prescription
- Postinor 1* - Available only with prescription
- Postinor-2* - Available only with prescription
- Segurite UD - Available only with prescription
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, IPPF-affiliated system
Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: Yes
Type of age restriction: The law requires the presence of an adult in cases of adolescents under age 14.
Legal history, developments, and/or challenges: Included in the norms in 1999 in the province of Mendoza. A national law was established in 2003 that implemented a national reproductive health care program which includes all approved contraceptives. EC is included in the emergency room protocol for victims of sexual assault.
Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: Post-rape care guidelines
Pricing information: According to the Ministry of Health, ECPs are provided free of charge in the public health system (http://www.msal.gob.ar/index.php/programas-y-planes/112-ahe).
Other relevant information: The law allows conscientious objection, but it does not ensure health service to the patient. According to Consorcio Nacional de Derechos Reproductivos y Sexuales (CONDERS) and Programa Nacional de Salud Sexual y Procreación Responsable (PNSSyPR), there are three provinces with deficits in the availability of EC: Cordoba, La Rioja, and Tierra del Fuego. Argentina's 2005 Essential Medicines List does not include EC.
EC distributed via IPPF outlets (<500 in 2012).