Contraception in Colombia
In Colombia, access to sexual and reproductive health services, including contraception, is stipulated in the National Policy on Sexuality, Sexual Rights and Reproductive Rights (2014), which understands sexuality as a priority human condition for the development of individuals. Resolution 3280 of the Ministry of Health (2018) stipulates that sexual and reproductive health care and access to nondefinitive contraceptive methods must be provided for adolescents aged 12 to 17, young people aged 18 to 28, as well as other men and women of childbearing age. In minors under 14 years of age, the insurer must notify the authorities due to the presumption of abusive sexual intercourse.
Health services are obliged to offer information on contraception, provide the contraceptive method that best suits each person’s needs, and monitor its use so that individuals or couples can prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections and exercise their right to decide freely and responsibly whether or not to have children, as well as the number and spacing between them. For more information, you can visit orientame.org.coprofamilia.org.co, and jovenesvive.com.