EC Status and Availability


EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 0.1% (DHS 2008, among currently married women)

EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 5.6% (DHS 2008, among currently married women)

Contraceptive Use: 79.4% (DHS 2008, ever use among currently married women)

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, Social marketing programs (eg PSI, DKT, MSI and PSIA)

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No data available

Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: No data available

Other relevant information: Egypt's 2006 Essential Medicines List does not include EC.

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

Our country-by-country information comes from numerous sources, including partners from around the world. We have made every effort to ensure that the information included here is correct, but EC availability and policies can change quickly. We welcome your additions and/or corrections

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