An emergency contraceptive pill stops pregnancy before it starts. It is not the same as the abortion pill. It works up to 5 days (or 120 hours) after unprotected sex, depending on the type. You can read more about the method here.
Are emergency contraceptive pills widely available in Côte d’Ivoire?
Yes, emergency contraceptive pills are available at pharmacies and the non-governmental organisation Association Ivoirienne pour le Bien-Etre Familiale (AIBEF).
Do I need a prescription to buy emergency contraceptive pills in Côte d’Ivoire?
No, you don’t need a prescription to buy emergency contraceptive pills.
Is there any age restriction for accessing emergency contraceptive pills 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 an emergency contraceptive pill cost in Côte d’Ivoire?
Emergency contraceptive pills can cost 1,020 or more West African CFA francs.
What are the different emergency contraceptive pill brands available in Côte d’Ivoire?
The most widely available brands in Côte d’Ivoire are Pregnon 1, L-Gest, Norlevo, EllaOne and LEVO-BD.
Who can I contact for more information about emergency contraceptive pills 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