Large numbers of women around the world have experienced contraception failure, missed taking oral contraceptive pills, or been forced to have sex against their will. For these women, emergency contraception (EC) is a safe and effective method that can substantially reduce the risk of pregnancy. However, many women remain unaware of this important option and in many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, access is still limited. EC largely remains a “neglected” contraception method.
The Asia Pacific Consortium for Emergency Contraception aims to address this through advocacy efforts, knowledge dissemination and networking to improve evidence based policy and practice and access to EC.