Welcome to the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ECEC)

Founded in 2012, ECEC works to expand knowledge about and access to Emergency Contraception (EC) within the European region and promotes the standardization of EC service delivery to ensure equitable access across the region.

EC is the only contraceptive method that can be used after sex, and it provides women with an additional opportunity to prevent a pregnancy.

Through this website, we hope to contribute to generating and sharing knowledge of EC in Europe. Your contributions are essential to helping us achieve this goal, and we encourage you to share EC information about your country by writing to us at ecec [at] eeirh [dot] org.

Go directly to country-by-country information on EC access

Go directly to the online EC counseling tool (The EC wheel)

Latest News

Honduras: New EC educational materials

Novembre 2023. In Honduras, Optio developed Spanish versions of emergency contraception (EC) educational tools, to strengthen EC knowledge among health providers and community workers within Ashonplafa‘s network. In particular, the materials translated and adapted to the local context include: In Honduras, the reintroduction of EC was announced in March; by August, LNG ECPs were already…

Europe: Sexual and reproductive health and rights policy Hub

November 2023 – The European Parliamentarian Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Health (EPF) launched the SRHR Policy Hub, an interactive platform through which country by country data from the Global Contraception Policy Atlas can be visualized, compared and downloaded. The Global Contraception Policy Atlas includes information on emergency contraception (EC) registration status, provision of EC…

Ukraine: HRW urges government to make EC more accessible

September 2023. Human Rights Watch Director for Europe and Central Asia, urges Ukrainian health authorities “to remove the prescription requirement for emergency contraception drugs” and to “take all necessary measures to allow for the sale of emergency contraception drugs without prescription”.  Concerns were raised after the Ukrainian government announced in April the introduction of the…