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Birth Control Patch in Chile

A birth control patch is a thin, square sheet of plastic, less than 5cm wide, which is put on the skin and replaced every week. It releases hormones that prevent the ovaries from releasing eggs, and also thicken the cervical mucus to stop sperm from getting to the egg.
Birth Control Patch in Chile

Is the birth control patch widely available in Chile?

Yes, in Chile the birth control patch is available for purchase at pharmacies and in most healthcare NGOs.

Do I need a prescription to buy a birth control patch in Chile?

Yes, you do need a prescription to access a birth control patch in Chile.*

Is there any age restriction for accessing the birth control patch in Chile?

No, in Chile there’s no age restriction to get access to the birth control patch.

How much does a birth control patch cost in Chile?

In 2021, the birth control patch can be purchased for $16.500 to $27.830 Chilean pesos at pharmacies and most healthcare NGOs

What are the different birth control patch brands available in Chile?

The most widely available brand in Chile is EVRA.

Who can I contact for more information about non-hormonal IUD in Chile?

For more information, you can contact APROFA (aprofa.cl), an NGO with more than 50 years of experience in the defense of sexual and reproductive rights; the Central Supply Center of the National Health Services System – CENABAST (cenabast.cl), a decentralized public institution under the Ministry of Health; the Chilean Institute of Reproductive Medicine – ICMER (icmer.org) or the National Cancer Corporation – CONAC (conac.cl). And in case you want to purchase this contraceptive, you may check out pharmacies such as Cruz Verde (cruzverde.cl), Salcobrand (salcobrand.cl), Ahumada (farmaciasahumada.cl) and Dr. Simi (drsimi.cl).

Where can I read more about this method? 

If you want to get further information about the birth control patch, 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 Chile. Counselors can also be contacted via email (write to info@safe2choose.org) or via live chat at safe2choose.org/abortion-counseling


*Although the Chilean legal framework requires a prescription for the birth control patch, the Institute of Public Health made the regulations more flexible to facilitate access during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the pharmaceutical chemist of each pharmacy has the power to waive the prescription in the case of contraceptives.