#WCD2019: Emergency contraception is contraception

September 26, 2019. World Contraception Day  

Having access to emergency contraception (EC) information and methods is a human rightWhen EC information and provision services are based on this notion:

  • They do not discriminate anyone. Not because of socio-economic status, age, race, language, religion, disability status, or any other condition.
  • They are available at the right place and the right time
  • They are accessible: you can find them and you can afford them.
  • They are acceptable to all; and that means, respectful of all.
  • They are of the best quality possible: up to date with the medical evidence, and not expired.
  • They facilitate informed decision-making: they help YOU decide what EC method is best any time you experience a contraceptive emergency.
  • They guarantee your privacy and confidentiality.

Is this how access to EC looks like in your community? Help us find out here!

 

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Based on the World Health Organization’s publication “Framework for ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services” (Geneva, 2014)