EC Status and Availability


EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 2.3% (DHS 2008, among ever married women)

EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 29.1% (DHS 2008, among ever married women)

Contraceptive Use: 76.9% (DHS 2008, ever use of a modern method among ever married women)

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: Pharmacies

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No

Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: National FP Norms

Pricing information: LNG: € 6,64, as of 2013.

Other relevant information: UPA EC is not yet available.

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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