EC Status and Availability

El Salvador

Registered LNG-EC products:

  • Postinor 1* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)

Registered UPA-EC products:

  • ellaOne* - 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: IPPF-affiliated system

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

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

Other relevant information: Emergency hormonal contraception is not available in the public health service. El Salvador's Essential Medicines List does not include EC. A product containing ulipristal acetate has been registered but is not yet on the market.

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

In El Salvador, the lowest cadre of health workers allowed to sell/dispense ECPs in the private sector is doctors, 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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