Precios de Anticonceptivos en América Latina

No. of pages: 22

Publication date: 25 Julio 2017

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

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This paper seeks to analyze the differences in contraceptive prices within the private and public sectors in the Latin American region. For this study, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay were evaluated. Private sector involvement in contraceptives is greater in the Latin American region than in many other regions of the world. While purchasing power is low in many countries, the high prevalence of contraceptives used in the region is mostly financed by households. Public financing depends specifically on the institutional political configuration and the individualized health system of the country. 
 
In order to promote greater access to contraceptives, several countries in the region have implemented regulations on the private sector facilitating the proliferation of generic medicines while also improving affordability.