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

Francophone West and Central Africa EC market grows

April 2024. DKT explains its strategy to expand the EC market in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo. DKT focused on offering high-quality, affordable EC, while carrying out “high-visibility, positive campaigns to end-users and raising awareness with pharmacists and healthcare providers”.  Between 2018 and 2022, EC unit sales increased by…

International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) endorses ECPs dispensing recommendations

April 2024. We are thrilled to announce that the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has endorsed the consensus statement published last September by the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC), the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception. The consensus statement recommends…

Russian Federation: LNG EC pills without a prescription

April 2024. According to the Russian State Register of Medical Products emergency contraception (EC) pills containing levonorgestrel under the brand names Escapel and Postinor, have been switched to OTC products and can be bought without a doctor’s prescription since January 2024.   See registration certificates here and here.