April 2022. Emergency contraception (EC) was available in Ukraine before the invasion by the Russian Federation, but due to the conflict supply chains have been disrupted. EC is an essential reproductive health supply. The only contraceptive that can prevent pregnancy after rape, EC is part of the first line care that must be provided to survivors of sexual violence.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Health, UN agencies and civil society organisations are working together to identify the changing needs in the area of reproductive health, and articulate rapid responses. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund, led efforts to supply of emergency contraception pills.