#WCD2019: Emergency contraception is contraception

September 26, 2019. World Contraception Day  

Having access to emergency contraception (EC) information and methods is a human rightWhen EC information and provision services are based on this notion:

  • They do not discriminate anyone. Not because of socio-economic status, age, race, language, religion, disability status, or any other condition.
  • They are available at the right place and the right time
  • They are accessible: you can find them and you can afford them.
  • They are acceptable to all; and that means, respectful of all.
  • They are of the best quality possible: up to date with the medical evidence, and not expired.
  • They facilitate informed decision-making: they help YOU decide what EC method is best any time you experience a contraceptive emergency.
  • They guarantee your privacy and confidentiality.

Is this how access to EC looks like in your community? Help us find out here!



Based on the World Health Organization’s publication “Framework for ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services” (Geneva, 2014)

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