WHO guidelines frame EC in human rights context

WHO has released new guidelines on priority actions needed to ensure that different human rights dimensions are systematically and clearly integrated into the provision of contraceptive information and services. Regarding EC, the guidelines recommend that EC be included within the essential medicine supply chain; that special efforts be made to provide comprehensive EC information and services to displaced populations, those in crisis settings, and survivors of sexual violence; and that every individual has the opportunity to make an informed decision about using modern contraception, including EC, without discrimination. These guidelines complement existing WHO recommendations for sexual and reproductive health programs, including guidance on family planning. Read the full report here.