Publications

This page contains a selection of resources developed by ECEC as well as partner organizations that are relevant to EC access and availability in the European region. If you would like to share EC-related publications from your country with us, please email info@ec-ec.org.

Resources and publications:

Counselling tools 

  • Emergency contraception methods (The EC wheel), First edition, published in May 2016 by the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception, with support from the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health. Available in English. Contact cpuig@eeirh.org to receive the printable file.  Click here to see the back of the wheel, and here to see how it works.

 

Guidelines

  • Emergency Contraception: A guideline for service provision in Europe, second edition, published by ECEC in May 2016. Available in English.
  • Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use, Fifth edition, published in July 2015 by the World Health Organisation. Available in EnglishFrench and Spanish
  • Selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use – 3rd edition, published  in December 2016 by the World Health Organisation. Available in English.
  • Emergency Contraception: A guideline for service provision in Europe, first edition, created by the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception in 2013  Available in English, ItalianRomanian and Spanish
  • PowerPoint Presentation introducing Emergency contraception: A guideline for service provision in Europe, created by the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception in 2014                                                                                         Available in English
  • Emergency Contraception: Clinical Effectiveness Unit, published in 2011 and updated in 2012 by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare in the United Kingdom                                                                                                                    Available in English
  • Emergency Contraceptive Pills: Medical and Service Delivery Guidelines, Third Edition, created in 2012 by the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception.
    Available in English, Russian, Hungarian and French
  • Clinical Summary: Emergency Contraceptive Pills, created in 2013 by the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception
    Available in English and French

Factsheets

  • An update on access to emergency contraception in European Union countries, published in April 2016 by the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception   Available in English
  • Emergency contraception: Fact sheet, created by the World Health Organization in February 2016                                                                                                             Available in English, French and Spanish.
  • Efficacy of emergency contraception and body weight: Current understanding and recommendations, created by the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception in November 2015                                                                           Available in English
  • Repeated Use of Emergency Contraceptive Pills: The Facts, created by the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception in October 2015                         Available in English and French
  • Access to emergency contraception in the European Union countries, created by the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception in October 2014               Available in English
  • Emergency contraception guidelines in the European Union countries, created by the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception in 2014                           Available in English
  • Over-the-Counter Access to Emergency Contraceptive Pills, created by the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, the American Consortium for Emergency Contraception, and the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception Available in English, German and Italian
  • Fact sheet on the safety of levonorgestrel-alone emergency contraceptive pills (LNG ECPs), created by the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, the World Health Organization, the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation
    Available in English, Spanish and French
  • Mechanism of Action: How do levonorgestrel-only emergency contraceptive pills (LNG ECPs) prevent pregnancy? Created by the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception and endorsed by the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Available in English, Spanish, French and German
  • Emergency Contraception and Medical Abortion: What’s the Difference? Created by the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception
    Available in English, Spanish and French
  • Regimen Update: Dosage and Timing, created by the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception
    Available in English, Spanish and French
  • The Intrauterine Device (IUD) for Emergency Contraception, created by the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception
    Available in English
  • It’s Not Too Late to Prevent Pregnancy, created by PATH
    Available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Arabic

Issue papers for programs and advocates

  • Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services: Guidance and recommendations, created by WHO in 2014                Available in English
  • Emergency Contraception: Questions and Answers for Decision-Makers, created by the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception
    Available in English, Spanish and French
  • Access to Contraceptives in the European Union: Human Rights, Barriers and Good Practices, created by the Center for Reproductive Rights
    Available in English
  • Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Data on EC Knowledge and Use: Regional Compilations, created by the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception
    Available for the West Asia/Europe Region

Emergency contraception laws and policies

  • Breaking Ground: Treaty Monitoring Bodies on Reproductive Rights, created by the Center for Reproductive Rights                                                                               Available in English
  • Governments Worldwide Put Emergency Contraception into Women’s Hands: A Global Review of Laws and Policies, created by the Center for Reproductive Rights
    Available in English

Additional family planning and reproductive health resources

  • The State of World Population 2012: By Choice, Not By Chance: Family Planning, Human Rights and Development, created by the United Nations Population Fund
    Available in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic
  • The State of World Population 2013: Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy, created by the United Nations Population Fund Available in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic