Pill (Contraceptive Pill)

Birth control pills are tablets with a dose of hormones that prevent pregnancy. They are easy to swallow and 99-91% effective. Like any other contraceptive, pills have positive and negative side effects, so we advise careful consideration when deciding if birth control pills are right for you.
Pill (Contraceptive Pill)

Are birth control pills widely available in Argentina?

Yes, birth control pills are available at public hospitals and health centers, private clinics and pharmacies. A specific type of contraceptive pills that are compatible with breastfeeding are also distributed free of charge. 

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

No, if you already know which birth control pills to get, you don’t need a prescription to buy them in pharmacies. But the pharmacist cannot recommend a brand; if you have never taken them before, you’ll have to consult a gynecologist to get a prescription for the most suitable pills for you. You can also usually purchase birth control pills with a discount through social security and prepaid health insurance companies when you have a prescription.

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

Yes, you have to be 13 or older to get access to control pills in Argentina. 

How much do birth control pills cost in Argentina?

In 2021, birth control pills cost between $500 and $2000 Argentine pesos depending on the brand and the number of tablets. 

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

The most widely available birth control pill brands in Argentina are Divina, Damsella, Gadofem and Diva. 

Who can I contact for more information about birth control pills 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 birth control pills, 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