ECEC has published an article in WHO’s Entre Nous European Magazine for Sexual and Reproductive Health. In it, ECEC outlines the unequal EC access situation in Europe and advocates for the standardization of EC guidelines across the continent to help reduce these inequalities. Ultimately, ECEC recommends that every woman seeking EC be informed of the methods available to her so she can truly exercise choice concerning her reproductive health. ECEC would like to extend a special thank you to all of the informants who helped us collect and validate this valuable data!
Do you want to know more about access to emergency contraception in a specific country? In cooperation with national experts, ECEC is developing country profiles. Click here to learn more about EC accessibility, prescription status, cost, guidelines, common practices, and use in European countries.
The Center for Reproductive Rights recently released a fact sheet titled
“Access to Contraceptives in the European Union: Human Rights, Barriers and Good Practices,” which outlines different barriers to access in the region and highlights some examples considered best practices. Although states are obligated under international law to provide women with access to a full range of contraceptives and contraceptive information, and although most countries in the European Union include contraceptives in their public health and social policies, access still remains an issue in some Member States. As the Center explains, “this factsheet is intended to serve as a resource for those interested in understanding the human rights laws and policies, barriers, and good practices relating to contraceptive access in the European Union.”