Birth control pills are tablets with a dose of hormones which prevent pregnancy. They are easy to swallow, are 99-91% effective and can have many positive side effects. You can read more about the method here.
Are birth control pills widely available in Burkina Faso?
Yes, birth control pills are available at public and private clinics and hospitals; and pharmacies.
Do I need a prescription to buy birth control pills in Burkina Faso?
No, you don’t need a prescription to buy birth control pills.
Is there any age restriction for accessing the birth control pills in Burkina Faso?
No, there’s no age restriction for accessing birth control pills.
How much do birth control pills cost in Burkina Faso?
Birth control pills are available free of charge at public health centers and can cost between 500 and 2,000 West African CFA francs at pharmacies and private clinics and hospitals.
What are the different birth control pill brands available in Burkina Faso?
The most widely available brands in Burkina Faso are Microlut, Microgyno, Adepal and Minidril.
Who can I contact for more information about birth control pills in Burkina Faso?
Association Burkinabe pour le Bien Etre Familial
+226 25 31 05 98/25 31 75 10
Marie Stopes Burkina – Patte-d’oie clinic (Ouagadougou)
Boulevard des Tansoba Reongo opposite the Patte d’Oie bus station
+226 25 38 08 91
Marie Stopes Burkina – Bobo-Dioulasso clinic
Next to the SONAPOST bobo KOKO, on the edge of the boulevard, in the city AN II
+226 20 98 45 45
Marie Stopes Burkina – Koudougou clinic
On national road 14 in sector 4, west of the SHELL bus station
+226 25 44 09 19