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

Spain: New report on access to contraception

June 2024. The Spanish Family Planning Federation (SEDRA) just published an assessment of contraception accessibility in the 17 regions (Comunidades Autónomas) that conform Spain. Access to emergency contraception (EC) is included, in particular, free-of-cost provision and quality of the information provided to EC users regarding mechanism of action and subsequent use of contraception after EC. …

Australia: UPA ECPs less available

June 2024. A recent study assessed the availability of emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) in Australian community pharmacies. The study found that 30 % of the pharmacies surveyed did not stock ulipristal acetate (UPA) ECPs, despite being recommended as the first-line oral EC. On average, UPA ECPs were 13$ more expensive than LNG ECPs. ECP accessibility…