Luxembourg

Emergency contraception (EC) is available in Luxembourg: local pharmacies and family planning centers distribute LNG EC and UPA EC without a prescription.

Sexual & reproductive health background information

Female population aged 15-49 Mean age at first sexual intercourse Mean age at birth of first child Total fertility rate % use of modern contraceptive methods
Estimate 132,0001 n/a 30.22 1.573 n/a
Year 2015 n/a 2012 2012 n/a

Accessibility & prescription status

In Luxembourg, LNG EC is available from pharmacies and family planning centers without a prescription. Since February 1, 2015, UPA EC is also available without a prescription from pharmacies and family planning centers.4

Cost

Type of EC Approximate Cost Brand(s) Available
LNG € 9,58 Norlevo
UPA € 24,294 ellaOne

EC is provided free of cost in family planning centers.

Sources

1 United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision. New York, 2013.

2 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Statistical Division Database. Mean Age of Women at Birth of First Child by Country and Year. Updated 23 November 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2015, from http://w3.unece.org/pxweb/dialog/varval.asp?ma=04_GEFHAge1stChild_r&path=../database/STAT/30-GE/02-Families_households/&lang=1&ti=Mean+age+of+women+at+birth+of+first+child.

3 European health for all database (HFA-DB), World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. Total fertility rate. Retrieved 14 May 2015, from http://data.euro.who.int/hfadb/.

4 Ministère de la Santé. Depuis le 1er février 2015, la pilule du surlendemain est délivrée librement dans les pharmacies. Retrieved 28 April 2015, from http://www.gouvernement.lu/4578481/17-pilule-pharmacies.

Last update: May 2015