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The Contraceptive Implant in Chile.

The Implant is a small plastic rod or capsule that is inserted under the skin of the upper arm. It is an easy, discreet, incredibly effective, long-lasting and reversible method, which can last up to 3, 4 or 5 years depending on the type. You can read more about the method here.
The Contraceptive Implant in Chile.

Is the implant widely available in Chile?

Yes, the implant is available at pharmacies, healthcare related NGOs and public hospitals and health centers in Chile.

Do I need a prescription to get an implant in Chile?

Yes, you need a prescription to get an implant in Chile.* 

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

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

How much does an implant cost in Chile?

The implant is available free of charge at public hospitals and health centers, and in 2021 could be purchased for $85.000 – $162.000 Chilean pesos, depending on the brand, at pharmacies and NGOs.

What are the different implant brands available in Chile?

The most widely available brands in Chile are “Jadelle” and “Implanon NXT”.

Who can I contact for more information about implants 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 implant, 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 Implant, 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.