Emergency Contraceptive Pills: Fast Facts for Decision-Makers and Program Managers in Crisis-Affected Settings (2015)

EC is a vital option for women and girls in crisis-affected settings. Women living in crisis settings, such as countries or regions affected by conflicts and natural disasters, face particular challenges that make access to EC essential. Regular contraceptive supplies can be disrupted when a crisis strikes, while sexual assault and transactional sex can often rise; both of these factors result in an increased need for EC. Moreover, the especially harsh living conditions in most crisis-affected settings make pregnancy and childbirth even more difficult and life-threatening. This document, co-authored by ICEC and the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises, provides information for policymakers, decision-makers, and program managers about EC in crisis-affected settings, including how to ensure that women in crisis-affected settings have access to EC.

This document can be downloaded here or accessed on ICEC’s website.