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Hormonal IUD in Colombia

The hormonal IUD is a small, T-shaped plastic device that is placed inside the uterus (womb) and releases a progestogen hormone to prevent pregnancy. It lasts three, four, or five years, depending on the type and is 99% effective.
Hormonal IUD in Colombia

Is the hormonal IUD widely available in Colombia?

In Colombia, this method can only be acquired by healthcare companies and institutions (such as hospitals, clinics, and health centers) or by medical professionals, and only through the Profamilia organization.

Do I need a prescription to buy a hormonal IUD in Colombia?

Yes, you do need a prescription to get access to a hormonal IUD in Colombia. Its insertion involves a procedure performed by duly trained medical or nursing professionals and requires prior counseling, informed consent, and taking into account eligibility criteria.

Is there an age restriction for accessing the hormonal IUD in Colombia?

No, there’s no age restriction to get access to the hormonal IUD in Colombia. Resolution 3280 of the Ministry of Health (2018) provides for sexual and reproductive health care and access to nondefinitive contraceptive methods for adolescents aged 12 to 17, young people aged 18 to 28, and other men and women of childbearing age.

How much does a hormonal IUD cost in Colombia?

Through institutional sales, it costs between 70 and 80 US dollars. In the case of private users, it can cost between 200 and 240 US dollars (including the consultation with a health professional, advice on planning, the method itself, its insertion, and a control check-up afterwards).

What are the different hormonal IUD brands available in Colombia?

The most widely available brands in Colombia are Jaydess and Mirena.
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Who can I contact for more information about hormonal IUDs in Colombia?

For more information, you can contact Orientame, Profamilia, Jóvenes Vive or Heartland Alliance Col.; also, you can connect with Viejas Verdes or Dos Latinas on social media.

Where can I read more about this method?

If you want more information about the hormonal IUD, 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 this country. Counselors can also be contacted via email (write to info@safe2choose.org) or via live chat at safe2choose.org/abortion-counseling.