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External condom

An external condom is a thin sheath that has to be rolled over the penis before sex. It protects against sexually transmitted infections and prevents pregnancies as well.
External condom

Are external male condoms widely available in Argentina?

Yes, external condoms are available at private clinics, public hospitals and health centers, pharmacies, supermarkets, kiosks, most healthcare organizations, and sometimes even at public educational facilities. 

Do I need a prescription to buy external condoms in Argentina?

No, you don’t need a prescription to buy external condoms in Argentina.

Is there any age restriction for accessing external condoms in Argentina?

No, there’s no age restriction for accessing external condoms in Argentina. 

How much does an external condom cost in Argentina?

In Argentina, external condoms are available free of charge in primary and secondary public health centers and in most healthcare organizations. In 2021, the price of a 3 unit box in pharmacies, supermarkets and kiosks varied between $195 and $390 Argentine pesos.

What are the different external condom brands available in Argentina?

The most widely available external condom brands in Argentina are Tulipan, PRIME and MAXX.

Who can I contact for more information about external condoms 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 external condom, 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