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Emergency contraceptive pill

An emergency contraceptive pill stops pregnancy before it starts. It is not the same as the abortion pill. It can work up to 5 days (or 120 hours) after unprotected sex, depending on the type.
Emergency contraceptive pill

Are emergency contraceptive pills widely available in Argentina?

Yes, in Argentina emergency contraceptive pills are available in public hospitals and health centers, and you are entitled to receive it as many times as you request it. The emergency contraceptive pill can also be purchased in pharmacies. 

Do I need a prescription to buy emergency contraceptive pills in Argentina?

No, you don’t need a prescription to access emergency contraceptive pills in Argentina.

Is there any age restriction for accessing emergency contraceptive pills in Argentina?

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

How much does an emergency contraceptive pill cost in Argentina?

Emergency contraceptive pills are available free of charge at public hospitals and health centers. They are also provided free of charge through social security and prepaid health insurance companies. In 2021, private purchase in pharmacies ranged from $1200 to $3000 Argentine pesos.

What are the different emergency contraceptive pill brands available in Argentina?

The most widely available emergency contraceptive brands in Argentina are Segurité, Secufem, y Ovulol UD.

Who can I contact for more information about emergency contraceptive 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 emergency contraceptive pill, 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