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Injectable (Contraceptive injection)

Birth control injection is a shot taken every 1, 2 or 3 months, depending on the type. This prevents the ovaries from releasing eggs and also thickens the cervical mucus to stop sperm from getting to the egg.
Injectable (Contraceptive injection)

Is birth control injection widely available in Argentina?

Yes, the birth control injection is available at public hospitals and health centers, private clinics and pharmacies.

Do I need a prescription to buy a birth control injection in Argentina?

No, you do not need a prescription in order to purchase a birth control injection in Argentina. However, if you want the injection to be given at the pharmacy or at a vaccinator’s office, you must have a medical order or prescription so that the administration of the medication can be registered.
This injection can also be obtained through the public health system free of charge, but in order to pick it up from a pharmacy and have it administered there or at any health center, an order is also required (for drug traceability reasons).

Is there any age restriction for accessing the birth control injection in Argentina?

Yes, you have to be 13 or older to get access to the birth control injection in Argentina. 

How much does birth control injection cost in Argentina?

Birth control injections are  available free of charge at private clinics, public hospitals and health centers. They are also provided free of charge through social security and prepaid health insurance companies.

What are the different birth control injection brands available in Argentina?

The most widely available birth control injection brand in Argentina is Mesigina.

Who can I contact for more information about birth control injection in Argentina?

The National Ministry of Health runs a toll-free confidential line for any type of sexual health consultation: 0800-222-3444. The website of the National Program of Sexual Health and Responsible Procreation can also be consulted at www.argentina.gob.ar/salud/sexual.

Where can I read more about this method? 

If you want to get further information about the contraceptive injection, click here.

What can I do in the case of an unplanned pregnancy?

Visit safe2choose.org to speak with an expert counselor about the abortion options available in Argentina. Counselors can also be contacted via email (write to info@safe2choose.org) or via live chat at safe2choose.org/abortion-counseling