A birth control patch is a thin, square sheet of plastic, less than 5cm wide, which is put on the skin and replaced every week. It releases hormones, which prevent the ovaries from releasing eggs and also thickens the cervical mucus to stop sperm from getting to the egg. You can read more about the method here.
Is the birth control patch widely available in Côte d’Ivoire?
Yes, birth control patches are available at pharmacies.
Do I need a prescription to buy a birth control patch in Côte d’Ivoire?
No, you don’t need a prescription to buy a birth control patch.
Is there any age restriction for accessing the birth control patch in Côte d’Ivoire?
Currently, there is no law in Côte d’Ivoire on sexual and reproductive health, which has created a legal vacuum. Health workers can provide contraceptive methods on a case-by-case basis to minors under certain conditions.
How much does a birth control patch cost in Côte d’Ivoire?
A birth control patch can cost around 7,350 or more West African CFA francs.
What are the different birth control patch brands available in Côte d’Ivoire?
The most widely available brands in Côte d’Ivoire are Estrapatch 80, Estrapatch 40 and Evra.
Who can I contact for more information about birth control patch in Côte d’Ivoire?
Association Ivoirienne pour le Bien-Etre Familiale (AIBEF)
+225 21 21 80 80
Médecins du Monde (MdM)
+225 22 41 58 73
Association for the promotion of sexual health and empowerment of young people (AP2SAJ)
+225 03 43 60 52
Réseau Ivoirien des Jeunes contre le VIH/Sida et les autres pandémies (RIJES)
+225 07 82 58 49
Lydia Call Center
800 800 96
School and university health services (SSU)
+225 21 25 67 75