EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 1.1% (DHS 2008)
EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 6.2% (DHS 2008)
Contraceptive Use: 20.5% (DHS 2008, ever use of a modern method among women of reproductive age)
Registered LNG-EC products:
- Pregnon - 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 data available
Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: No data available
Other relevant information: EC distributed via IPPF outlets (<500 in 2012).
In Sierra Leone, 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 auxiliary nurses. (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).
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