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Human Sterilization Procedures in Colombia

Sterilization is a procedure, available for both females and males, that prevents pregnancy by either blocking the fallopian tubes or the vas deferens in order to obstruct the movement of the eggs and sperm.
Human Sterilization Procedures in Colombia

Is sterilization widely available in Colombia?

Yes, sterilization services are available at private clinics and public hospitals and health centers in Colombia.

Do I need a prescription for sterilization in Colombia?

Yes, you do need a prescription for sterilization in Colombia. It is a procedure performed by duly trained medical or nursing professionals and it requires prior counseling, informed consent, and taking into account eligibility criteria.

Is there an age restriction for sterilization in Colombia?

Yes, Article 7 of Law 1412 of 2010 prohibits surgical contraception (sterilization) for people under 18 years of age.

How much does sterilization cost in Colombia?

The Obligatory Health Plan (known as PMO) includes free provision of the method within the public health sector. In private clinics and health centers, sterilization can cost between 125 and 150 US dollars.

Who can I contact for more information about sterilization in Colombia?

For more information on this or any other contraceptive method, you can visit orientame.org.co, profamilia.org.co, and jovenesvive.com.

Where can I read more about this method?

If you want more information about sterilization, 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.