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Contraceptive Diaphragm in Chile

A diaphragm is a shallow, dome-shaped silicone cup inserted into the vagina before sex to cover the cervix and keep sperm out of the uterus.
 Contraceptive Diaphragm in Chile

Is the diaphragm widely available in Chile?

Yes, it is available in most healthcare NGOs in Chile. It can’t be found in pharmacies, public hospitals or health centers, though. 

Do I need a prescription to access the diaphragm in Chile?

Yes, you do need a prescription to access the diaphragm in Chile.*

Is there any age restriction for accessing the diaphragm in Chile?

No, in Chile there’s no age restriction to get access to the diaphragm.

How much does a diaphragm cost in Chile?

The diaphragm can be purchased at most healthcare NGOs for around $66.640 Chilean pesos.  

What are the different diaphragm brands available in Chile?

The most widely available brand in Chile is Caya.

Who can I contact for more information about the diaphragm 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.

Where can I read more about this method? 

If you want to get further information about the contraceptive diaphragm, 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 diaphragm, 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.