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The Contraceptive Injection In Chile

Birth control injection is a shot taken every 1, 2 or 3 months, depending on the type. This prevents the ovaries from releasing eggs and also thickens the cervical mucus to stop sperm from getting to the egg.
The Contraceptive Injection In Chile

Is birth control injection widely available in Chile?

Yes, birth control injection is available at pharmacies and public hospitals and health centers in Chile.

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

Yes, you do need a prescription to get a birth control injection in Chile.*

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

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

How much does birth control injection cost in Chile?

Birth control injections are available free of charge at public hospitals and health centers, and can be purchased in pharmacies for between $4950 and $54.340 Chilean pesos depending on the brand.

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

The most widely available brands in Chile are Sayana, Sayana Press, Depo-prodasone, Novafem y Mesigyna.

Who can I contact for more information about birth control injection 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 injection, 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 injectables, 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.