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Hormonal IUD

The hormonal IUD is a small, T-shaped plastic device, which is placed inside the uterus (womb) and releases a progestogen hormone to prevent pregnancy. It lasts 3, 4 or 5 years, depending on the type, and is 99% effective.
Hormonal IUD

Is the hormonal IUD widely available in Argentina?

Yes, the hormonal IUD is available at public hospitals and private clinics in Argentina. 

Do I need a prescription to buy a hormonal IUD in Argentina?

Yes, you do need a prescription to access a hormonal IUD in Argentina.

Is there any age restriction for accessing the hormonal IUD in Argentina?

Yes, in Argentina you have to be 13 or older to get access to the hormonal IUD. 

How much does a hormonal IUD cost in Argentina?

The hormonal IUD is available free of charge at private clinics, public hospitals and health centers in Argentina. It is also provided free of charge through social security and prepaid health insurance companies.

What are the different hormonal IUD brands available in Argentina?

The most popular hormonal IUD brand available in Argentina is Mirena.

Who can I contact for more information about hormonal IUD 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 hormonal IUD, 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