EC Status and Availability


EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 0.3% (DHS 2008)

EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 9.7% (DHS 2008)

Contraceptive Use: 41.5% (DHS 2008, ever use of a modern method among women of reproductive age)

Registered products: No pill products are registered

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

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No data available

Legal history, developments, and/or challenges: No dedicated EC product is available. Postinor was registered in the late 1990s but was "delisted" by the Philippines regulatory authorities in December 2001. Women in the Philippines can use regular OCs as emergency contraception in the absence of any dedicated EC product.

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

Other relevant information: Philippines' 2008 Essential Medicines List does not include EC.

EC distributed via IPPF outlets (500 - 1,000 in 2012).

In 2013, EC was not procured by the government (JSI/Deliver data).

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