EC Status and Availability


Registered LNG-EC products:

  • Control NF - Available only with prescription
  • Control Uno - Available only with prescription
  • Imediat N - Available only with prescription
  • Postinor-2* - Available only with prescription
  • Pregnon - Available only with prescription
  • Pronta - Available only with prescription

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: Public sector clinics, Pharmacies, IPPF-affiliated system, Social marketing programs (eg PSI, DKT, MSI and PSIA)

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: Essential Medicines List

Other relevant information: EC distributed via IPPF outlets (<500 in 2012).

In Paraguay, the lowest cadre of health workers allowed to sell/dispense ECPs in the public sector is auxiliary nurses. The lowest cadre of health workers allowed to sell/dispense ECPs in the private sector is pharmacy dependents. (Data as of 2013.) (USAID/DELIVER, Contraceptive Security Indicators, 2013)

In 2013, EC was procured by the government. No stock-outs were reported at the central level (JSI/Deliver data).

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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