Emergency contraceptive availability by country

This table includes a list of countries by emergency contraceptive availability.[1]

(LNG refers to Levonorgestrel and UPA refers to Ulipristal acetate).

Country Region Availability Over the counter Non-prescription Age restriction Cost Awareness Notes
Afghanistan Asia Import only Red XN Red XN [2]
Albania Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None[3] €15,60 (UPA)

€4,50 (LNG)

66-75%[4][5] "Currently, Postinor-2 (LNG) is the only EC brand available in Albania as there is a stock out of NorLevo in the country for unknown reasons."[6]
Algeria Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY (LNG only) [7]
Andorra Europe Green tickY Red XN Green tickY (16 and over) Under 16s require parental consent[8] €20 – €26 (UPA)

€6,1 – €7,8 (LNG)

[9]
Angola Africa Green tickY(34%) Red XN Red XN 580 - 2950 AKZ 23.5%[10][11] [2]
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Some restrictions [12]
Argentina South America Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Over 14 Free at all public hospitals in Buenos Aires [13][14]
Armenia Caucasus Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Aruba Caribbean Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None [15]
Australia Oceania Green tickY Red XN Green tickY (LNG only) None[16] $20–$30 (LNG)[17] 97%[18] [19] "Pharmacists can refuse supply on religious grounds, but must refer the woman to another supplier"[16]
Austria Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None €31,90 (UPA)

€12,90–13,50 (LNG)

≥84%[20] [21] Common misconception that it acts like an abortifacient[20]
Azerbaijan Caucasus Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Bahamas Caribbean Green tickY Red XN Green tickY (LNG only) Only available in family planning clinics [15]
Bahrain Middle East Red XN Red XN Red XN [2]
Bangladesh Asia Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None ৳24,00

Free (government clinics)[22]

"Relatively unknown", 2001[23] [24]
Barbados Caribbean Green tickY Red XN Green tickY (LNG only) Access restricted due to misinformation[25][26]
Belgium Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None €24,99 (€15,99 if <21 years old) (UPA),

€8,55–€9,85 (€0–€0,85 if <21 years old) (LNG)

Fully reimbursed under prescription if under 21 [27][21]
Belarus Europe Green tickY Red XN Green tickY (LNG only) None €17 (UPA)

€10 (LNG)

[28]
Belize Central America Green tickY Red XN Green tickY (LNG only) [29]
Benin Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Bhutan Asia Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Over the counter EC introduced in 2018[30]
Bolivia South America Green tickY Red XN Green tickY None Bs55.50 [31]
Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Green tickY Red XN Red XN €25,30–30,00 (UPA)

€14,50–22,50 (LNG)

Anecdotally available without prescription[32]
Botswana Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY (LNG only) [33]
Brazil South America Green tickY Red XN Green tickY None Free at most public hospitals, R$35 otherwise [34][35]
Brunei Asia Red XN Red XN Red XN Possibly due to small population [2]
Bulgaria Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None (UPA)

Over 16 (LNG)

€22,00 (UPA)

€15,00 (LNG)

≥84%[20] [36]
Burkina Faso Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Burundi Africa Green tickY (31%)[37] Red XN[11] Green tickY 22.9% Women can be refused service by providers, and it is dissaproved of by church leaders. Many are secretive about contraceptive use.[37][38]
Cameroon Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Cambodia Asia Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Canada North America Green tickY Green tickY (except Saskatchewan) Green tickY (LNG only) [39][40]
Canada (Quebec) North America Green tickY Red XN Red XN [39][40]
Cape Verde Africa Red XN Red XN Red XN Possibly due to small population [2]
Central African Republic Africa Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Chad Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Chile South America Green tickY Red XN Green tickY None [41]
China Asia Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Colombia South America Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Comoros Africa Import only Red XN Red XN [2][11]
Congo, Democratic Republic of Africa Green tickY (LNG only) Red XN Red XN XOF 1200 23% (2015, Kinshasa)[42]
Costa Rica Central America Red XN Red XN Red XN Due to active opposition [2]
Croatia Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY LNG only available without prescription if over 16 years old €25,60 (UPA)

€21,40 (LNG)

[43][21]
Cuba Caribbean Green tickY Red XN Green tickY [44]
Curaco Caribbean Green tickY Red XN Green tickY (LNG only) None [45]
Cyprus Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None €29,42 (UPA) Only UPA is available due to financial crisis [46][21]
Czech Republic Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None (UPA)

†Under 17s need a prescription (LNG)

€24,50 (UPA)

€21,00 (LNG)

≥84%[20] [47][48]
Denmark Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None €23,36 (UPA)

€12,45 (LNG)

45%[49] [50][21]
Djibouti Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Dominican Republic Central America Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
East Timor Oceania Red XN Red XN Red XN Due to conflict in the region [2]
Ecuador South America Green tickY Red XN Green tickY (only at public health clinics) None Free at public health premises [13][14]
Egypt Africa Green tickY Red XN Red XN [51]
El Salvador Central America Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Equatorial Guinea Africa Import only [2] Pregnant girls are forced to leave school.[52]
Eritrea Africa Import only [2]
Estonia Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY (LNG only) €18,73 (UPA)

€15,79 (LNG)

[53]
Ethiopia Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Fiji Oceania Import only [2]
Finland Europe Green tickY Red XN Green tickY None €33,60 (UPA)

€18,87 (LNG)

>90%[54] Sometimes provided free of charge in hospitals and family planning clinics[55][56][21]
France Europe Green tickY Green tickY (LNG only) Green tickY €18,88 (UPA)

€6,75 (LNG)

LNG is free for under 18s. LNG and UPA are free from family planning clinics[57][58][21]
Gabon Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 49%[59]
Gambia Africa Import Only Red XN Red XN [60][11]
Georgia Caucasus Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Germany Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Parental consent if under 14 years old[61] €30 (UPA)

€18 (LNG)

If under 20 years old, free with prescription[62][63]
Ghana Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY None 4-19 Cedis 64%[59] [64]
Greece Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None €25.77 (UPA)

€7 (LNG)

[21][65]
Guatemala Central America Green tickY Red XN Green tickY (LNG only) None [66]
Guinea-Bissau Africa Import only [2]
Guinea-Conakry Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Guyana Caribbean Green tickY Red XN Green tickY (LNG only) Guy $1000-$2500 30% [67]
Haiti Caribbean Green tickY 19%[68] / 58%[69] [2]
Hungary Europe Green tickY Red XN Red XN Anecdotally easy to get without prescription along borders[70]
Honduras Central America Red XN Red XN Red XN N/A N/A Due to active opposition. Misinformation is spread by the church and politicians that it causes "abortions, infertility and cancer"[2][71]
Hong Kong Asia Green tickY Red XN Red XN [72]
Iceland Europe Green tickY (LNG only) Green tickY Green tickY [73]
India Asia Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY <33% [74]
Indonesia Asia Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Iran Asia Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Iraq Asia Import only [2]
Ireland Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY No age restriction[75][21]
palestine Middle East Green tickY Red XN Green tickY None ILS 166 (UPA)

ILS 55-100 (LNG)

[76]
Italy Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY [21]
Ivory Coast Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Jamaica Central America Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Japan Asia Green tickY Red XN Red XN [77][78]
Jordan Middle East Red XN Red XN Red XN [2]
Kazakhstan Asia Green tickY Red XN Red XN €15,10 (UPA)

€5,54 (LNG)

Easy to get without prescription along borders[79]
Kenya Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY None Ksh200 59%[59] [80]
Kiribati Polynesia Import only [2]
Kosovo Europe Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Kuwait Asia Green tickY Red XN Red XN [81]
Kyrgyzstan Asia Green tickY Red XN Red XN [82]
Laos Asia Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Latvia Europe Green tickY Red XN Green tickY [83]
Lebanon Asia Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Lesotho Africa Green tickY Red XN Red XN 35% [59]
Libya Africa Red XN Red XN Red XN Due to conflict in the region[2]
Lithuania Europe Green tickY Red XN Green tickY (LNG only) ≥84%[20] [84]
Luxembourg Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY [21]
Madagascar Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY [85]
Malawi Africa Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 45%[59]
Malaysia Asia Green tickY Red XN Green tickY $1.30-5.00 (LNG)
Maldives Asia Import only Red XN Red XN [2][11]
Mali Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Malta Europe Green tickY Red XN Green tickY €37,94 (UPA)

€19,90 (LNG)

Available since 2016 after a judicial protest from the Women's Rights Foundation[86][87] There remains a common misconception that it is an abortifacient[citation needed]
Mauritania Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Mauritius Indian Ocean Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Mexico North America Green tickY Green tickY (LNG only) Green tickY None Free in family planning centres 75% [88]
Micronesia Oceania Red XN Red XN Red XN Possibly due to small population [2]
Moldova Europe Green tickY Red XN Green tickY €17,03 (UPA)

€8,04 (LNG) †
€4,21 – €4,73 (Mifepristone)

62% (2012) † Free for women under 21 and in cases of rape at Youth Friendly Health Centres[89]
Montenegro Europe Red XN Possibly due to small population [2]
Morocco Africa Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY [90]
Mozambique Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Myanmar Asia Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None Under Ks1,000 Sale was stopped by authorities during holidays[91][92]
Nepal Asia Green tickY(LNG only) Green tickY Green tickY Rs. 100-150[93] 28% (2011) [94] Sales increased rapidly from 2015, so awareness data is possibly out of date [93]
Netherlands Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None €35 (UPA)

€15 (LNG)

Reimbursed under prescription [21]
New Zealand Oceania Green tickY (LNG only) Red XN Green tickY None [95] $35–$50[96] [97]
Niger Africa Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4% (2012) [98]
Nigeria Africa Green tickY(LNG only) Green tickY Green tickY None ~$1.00 30% (2013) [99]
North Korea Asia Red XN Due to conflict in the region[2]
Norway Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None €32,80 (UPA)

€24,60 (LNG)

Often free of charge of needy patients [100][101]
Oman Middle East Red XN Red XN Red XN [102]
Pakistan Asia Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Papa New Guinea Oceania Import only [2]
Paraguay South America Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Free at some public hospitals,

Gs. 35.000 otherwise

[103]
Peru South America Green tickY Red XN Red XN None Free Many found to be counterfeit[104]
Philippines Asia Red XN Due to active opposition[2]
Poland Europe Green tickY Red XN Red XN ≥84%[20] [105] Common misconception that it acts like an abortifacient[20]
Portugal Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Free from family planning centres, €12 otherwise [106][21]
Qatar Middle East Red XN Red XN Red XN [2]
Romania Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None €20 (UPA)

€13 (LNG)

≥84%[20] [107][21]
Russia Asia Green tickY Red XN Red XN €7,55 (LNG) ≥84%[20] De facto sold over counter, only LNG available[108]
Rwanda Africa Import only Red XN Red XN [2][11]
Saint Kitts & Nevis West Indies Red XN Possibly due to small population [2]
Saint Vincent & Grenadines Caribbean Import only [2]
Samoa Oceania Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4.7%[109] †Available only at the TTM National Referral Hospital in Apia, reportedly to discourage ‘abuse’ by either nurses or client.[110]
São Tomé and Príncipe Africa Import only Red XN Red XN [2][11]
Saudi Arabia Middle East Red XN Red XN Red XN 6.2% [111] Prescription may have been available in the past, but it appears to be banned.[111][112][113]
Senegal Africa Green tickY Red XN Red XN None $10.36 (UPA)

$7.50 (LNG)

13% [114] [115]
Serbia Europe Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Seychelles Africa Import only [2]
Sierra Leone Africa Green tickY (LNG only) Red XN Red XN 6.2%[116] 30% of girls have their first child before turning 18. Pregnant girls are forced to leave school.[52][117]
Singapore Asia Green tickY Red XN Red XN [118]
Slovakia Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None €27 (UPA)

€22 (LNG)

[119][21]
Slovenia Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY [21]
Solomon Islands Oceania Import only [2]
Somalia Africa Red XN Due to conflict in the region[2]
South Africa Africa Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY R86,68–100,75 (LNG) 23% [120][121]
South Korea Asia Green tickY Red XN Red XN [122]
South Sudan Africa Import only [2]
Spain Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None ≥84%[20] [123][21]
Sri Lanka Asia Green tickY (LNG only) Red XN Green tickY Rs.90-150 [124]
Sudan Africa Red XN Due to conflict in the region[2]
Suriname South America Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Sweden Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY None €25 (UPA)

€17 (LNG) Free from youth centres

[125][126][21]
Switzerland Europe Green tickY Red XN Green tickY €32,85 (UPA)

€17,50 (LNG)

[127]
Syria Asia Import only [2]
Taiwan Asia Green tickY Red XN Red XN [128]
Tajikistan Asia Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Tanzania Africa Green tickY (LNG only) Red XN Red XN $5.00 11.8%[129] Twenty percent of 15-19-year-old girls become pregnant, and are forced to leave school.[52][130]
Thailand Asia Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Tonga Polynesia Import only [2]
Tunisia Africa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Turkey Asia Green tickY Red XN Green tickY €12 [131]
Tuvalu Polynesia Red XN Possibly due to small population[2]
UAE Middle East Red XN Red XN Red XN N/A N/A Banned because of the misconception that it is an abortifacient.[132][133]
United Kingdom Europe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Over 16 without prescription Free from health care professionals ≥84%[20] [134][21]
United States of America North America Green tickY (80%)[135] Green tickY(LNG only) Green tickY(LNG only) None[136] $40–50 USD (LNG)[137][138] 45%[139] [138]"roughly 1 in ten teens were incorrectly told they were too young to get [emergency contraception] without a prescription."[135]
Uruguay South America Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Adult only [140]
Uzbekistan Asia Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Vanuatu Oceania Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 1000 Vatu Personal experience in Port Vila, Efate 2018
Venezuela South America Red XN Red XN Green tickY †Technically available, but rare and prohibitavely expensive due to economic collapse [141][142][143]
Vietnam Asia Green tickY Red XN Green tickY (LNG only) [144]
West Bank and Gaza Middle East Import only [2]
Western Sahara Africa Red XN Due to conflict in the region and a small population[2]
Zambia Africa Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Free of charge at public health institutions[145] 7.5%[145] [146]

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