EC Status and Availability


EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 0.6% (DHS 2009, among ever married women)

EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 29.0% (DHS 2009, among ever married women)

Contraceptive Use: 51.8% (DHS 2009, ever use of a modern method among ever married women)

Registered products: No pill products are registered

No EC product is registered, but importation is allowed through licensing: True

Where at least one type of ECP is available: IPPF-affiliated system

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No data available

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

Other relevant information: Maldives's 2009 Essential Medicines List does not include EC.

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

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