• Emergency Contraceptive Pill Registration Status Across Countries 06-10-2014

March 2014 Report on 194 Countries

Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECPs) are an essential component of women’s reproductive health. They offer women an important second chance to prevent pregnancy when a regular method fails, no method was used, or sex was forced. Research over the past 30 years has shown that ECPs are safe and effective.

The International Consortium for Emergency Contraception has identified the following three registration statuses for ECPs and organized countries accordingly,

  • Countries have no ECP brands registered and appear not to import EC
  • Countries have no registered product but currently import EC or have imported EC products previously
  • Countries have at least one ECP brand registered